Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Faculty

Photograph: Rory Bahadur.|Professor Rory D. Bahadur earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Honors) from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. In 1992 he began working for the National Marine Fisheries Service as a marine biologist in Alaska's Aleutian Islands and the Pacific Northwest. From 1996-2000 he worked as a shipboard, endangered species consultant for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in a variety of coastal environments. He subsequently earned his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2003, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. After practicing as a plaintiff's lawyer in the field of admiralty and maritime law, Professor Bahadur returned to legal academia as Director of Academic Support at St. Thomas University School of Law. While at St. Thomas he taught torts and admiralty law and was voted First Year Professor of the Year each year he taught. He also established and implemented an active learning academic support program for all first year doctrinal classes and the institution's first "for credit" bar preparation course. Professor Bahadur joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2007. He is one of only 26 teachers nationwide included in the book, What the Best Law Teachers Do. Professor Bahadur was voted Professor of the Year at Washburn Law in 2010 and 2012. He will co-teach Comparative Tort Law during the 2019 Summer Law Program in Barbados.

Photograph: Dr. David S. Berry.Dr. David S. Berry teaches in the areas of general public international law and regional integration law and has written articles and chapters in the same fields. His most recent books are Caribbean Integration Law and Transitions in Caribbean Law: Lawmaking Constitutionalism and the Confluence of National and International Law (co-edited with Tracy Robinson). Dr. Berry practices in various areas of international law, primarily serving governments and regional and international organisations. He has served in cases before a number of tribunals, including the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Barbados-Trinidad Maritime Boundary Arbitration, an ICSID panel, and the Caribbean Court of Justice. He will co-teach International Law of Indigenous Peoples during the 2019 Summer Law Program in Barbados.

Photograph: Jefferson Cumberbatch.Mr. Jefferson Cumberbatch, Deputy Dean and Senior Lecturer at at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, where he lectures in Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Employment Law, Legal Research and Writing, Consumer Law, Insurance Law, Dismissal Law, Sports & the Law, International Labour Law, and Medicine and the Law.

He has co-authored a textbook, West Indian Law of Contract, and has published a number of peer-reviewed and other scholarly articles. His research focuses on Law of Contract, Defamation, Dismissal, Consumer Law, The Law of Governance, Intellectual Property, Drugs Law, Law of Banking, Commercial Law, E-Commerce and the Law, Occupational Health and Safety, Medical Negligence, Anti-Money Laundering Legislation, Tobacco Control Legislation, and HIV/AIDS and the Law.

Mr. Cumberbatch obtained his LL.B. with Honors from University of the West Indies, Barbados, and has also studied at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has held a number of official posts and consultancies, including Chairman of the C-144 Committee, Barbados (charged with implementation of International Labor Organisation Convention 144); Legal Consultant to the International Labour Organisation, Caribbean Office; International Labour Organisation Law Expert on Freedom of Association, Geneva; and Justice of Appeal (Ag.) on the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. He will co-teach Comparative Tort Law during the 2019 Summer Law Program in Barbados.

Photograph: Tonya Kowalski.Professor Tonya Kowalski teaches in Washburn Law's Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Program and also serves as a co-director of the International and Comparative Law Center, where she focuses on Tribal Law and on the human rights of Indigenous Peoples. As the director of International Legal Programs, she also administers the law school's study abroad programming. Professor Kowalski will co-teach International Law of Indigenous Peoples during the 2019 Summer Law Program in Barbados. She has previously taught overseas in both India and in Georgia (Caucasus).

Professor Kowalski's scholarship has centered on tribal courts and on the transfer of learning in legal writing education. She is currently working on projects in a third area of interest: the protection of American Indian and other Indigenous sacred sites. In her professional service, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is also active in the Legal Writing Institute and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

Before joining Washburn Law, Professor Kowalski was a visitor in the Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Before entering the academy, she practiced commercial, domestic, and appellate litigation in Oregon and Washington. As a law student, she was a member of the Duke Law Journal and a co-director of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.