College of Law Faculty

Scott DeVitoScott DeVito
Associate Professor of Law

J.D., University of Connecticut

Professor Scott DeVito is an Associate Professor of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of Connecticut Law Review and treasurer of the Moot Court Board. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from the University of Rochester. He has experience in higher education and law school administration and his professional experience includes clerking for the late Honorable Justice Michael D. Ryan of the Arizona Supreme Court and practicing commercial law and insurance defense at Lewis and Roca, LLP and Bonnett Fairbourne Balint and Friedman PC in Phoenix Arizona. Professor DeVito teaches in the area of commercial law and engages in quantitative empirical research of the legal system and legal education. 

Professor Robert MenselRobert Mensel
Professor of Law

J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in History, Rutgers University


Robert Mensel holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. Before going into teaching he practiced in the field of Products Liability. Since then he has taught at a number of law schools, including the Charleston School of Law and, most recently, St. Thomas University College of Law. He has taught Torts, Property, Contracts, Wills and Trusts, and other upper-level courses. During his fourteen years at St. Thomas, he received five Professor of the Year awards. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute. His research and writing have concentrated on Nineteenth Century legal and cultural history. In particular, he has written about the common law right to privacy, the Contracts Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the rise of caveat emptor, and the importance of counterfeiting in antebellum law and culture.

Matthew ReiberMatthew Reiber
Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Columbia University School of Law
LL.M in Taxation, New York University School of Law


Professor Reiber began his legal career as an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore where his practice emphasized securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation. He then became a partner at Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell where his practice emphasized commercial and professional negligence litigation. Professor Reiber also clerked for the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Professor Reiber has taught a variety of first-year and upper-level law courses at Seattle University School of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law. He also has lectured on federal and state civil procedure for BarBri and served on the Washington State Bar Association’s Committee on Bar Examiners and Committee on Civil Rules. Professor Reiber received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College; his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law; and his LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Nathan RichardsonNathan Richardson
Professor of Law

J.D., University of Chicago


Nathan Richardson is a Professor of Law and a University Fellow with Resources for the Future. Professor Richardson was raised in Jacksonville, where he attended Stanton College Prep. He then earned a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago. Before joining Jacksonville University he was a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. He is an expert on regulatory environmental law, especially climate change and air pollution, and on institutions, regulatory design, and administrative law. His research has examined the ongoing transition to green energy, carbon pricing, and the relationship between law, regulatory institutions, and policy design. Other interests include law and economics, European environmental and energy policy, and the effects of climate change on the Southeast. His research has been cited by the Supreme Court and has been published in the Virginia Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Law Review, Administrative Law Review, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Stanford Journal of Environmental Law, Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and many others.

Vanessa ZboreakVanessa Zboreak
Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law


Professor Zboreak teaches and researches subjects related to Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, and Remedies. Her research focuses on administrative procedure, particularly the public comment process and agency interactions with scientific and other technical expertise, and constitutional questions related to administrative decision-making. She also has an interest in legal pedagogy and legal communication and is an experienced teacher of Legal Writing and Research. Professor Zboreak received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law, an instructor at Vermont School of Law, and a Professor of the Practice at Wake Forest University School of Law. She is a commissioner on the North Carolina General Statutes Commission.


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