Program Co-Director Lori A. McMillan will be teaching Comparative & International Taxation Law. Professor McMillan earned her B.A.(Hons.) at University of Toronto, and her J.D. at Queen's University at Kingston. After doing Articles of Clerkship with Goodman and Goodman, and then acting as a Tax Counsel to Arthur Andersen & Co.'s US tax practice in Canada, she earned her LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University, where she was a Tax Law Review scholar and graduate editor. She then returned to practice with Fasken Campbell Godfrey/Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, where she was a tax associate working on transactional planning and tax litigation matters. She has worked extensively in and with foreign legal offices and clients, involved in tax planning for inbound and outbound transactions, both from domestic U.S. and Canadian tax perspectives, as well as from an international and tax treaty stand-point. Also, she has substantially finished her Doctorate in Jurisprudence, from Osgoode Hall Law School, on Nonprofit Taxation in Canada. See a list of Professor McMillan's publications.
Carol-Ann Smith will co-teach Comparative & International Taxation Law. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) and of the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. Admitted to practice at the Barbados Bar in 1985, she has worked in both the private and public sectors, serving as Corporate Services Executive with KPMG and later, as the in-house counsel of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation. In 2010 she completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Law at the University of the West Indies, and is currently the Course Director for Revenue Law, a third-year course in the Bachelor of Laws program at the Cave Hill Campus. A practicing attorney, Dr. Smith maintains a keen interest in development issues, particularly as they relate to small island states.
Program Co-Director Jeffrey D. Jackson will be teaching Comparative Legal Systems: Constitutional Law. Professor Jackson received his B.B.A. in economics from Washburn University in 1989, his J.D. from Washburn Law in 1992, where he was an associate editor of the Washburn Law Journal, and his LL.M. in Constitutional Law at Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, where he received the Chetwood Prize for Most Distinguished Academic Performance. He has worked as a litigator with the firm of Bennett & Dillon L.L.P., in Topeka and has been a staff attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, and a law clerk for The Honorable Chief Justice Robert E. Davis of the Kansas Supreme Court and the Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has also served as staff attorney for Death Penalty and Constitutional Issues for the Kansas Supreme Court and remains a member of the Kansas Judicial Council Death Penalty Advisory Committee. See a list of Professor Jackson's publications.
Westmin James will co-teach Comparative Legal Systems: Constitutional Law. Mr. James is a Lecturer in Law at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown, Barbados. He lectures in Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, and Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights Law; International Law of Human Rights in the LL.B. program; Advanced Public International Law in the LL.M. program; and Introduction to Public International Law in the Master in Trade Policy. Mr. James obtained a Bachelors of Law Degree with First Class Honours in 2003 from UWI and a Masters of Law in International Commercial and Trade Law from the University of Cambridge in 2005. He later obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 2006 and was admitted to the Bar of Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago in that year. Mr. James had a diverse practice in one of the leading Law Chambers in Trinidad and Tobago for 6 years before joining the Faculty of Law in 2011. In addition to his teaching duties Mr. James is part of the UWI Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP) whose objective is to promote human rights and social justice in the Caribbean through human rights litigation; U-RAP is currently engaged in litigation in Belize and Guyana to promote sexual minority rights. Mr. James has also written several articles, to be published in peer reviewed journals, on constitutional law and the human rights of sexual minorities in the Commonwealth Caribbean. He was also engaged and produced a report for the United Nations Population Fund entitled 'A Legal Gap Analysis of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the OECS.'