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Karen Telis

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Professor Telis, an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, has taught law related courses in JLS since 2008, including Introduction to Law, Western Legal Traditions (a course she helped found and develop) and Rule of Law and Due Process, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Previously she taught Law and the Corporate World. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, has a J.D. from George Washington University (Order of the Coif, High Honors, Editor, Law Review), B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University, and M.A. from Brown University, (romance languages and literatures; art history.) Legal experience includes corporate and transactional law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson, representing domestic and international corporate clients on transactional and securities law matters. In the classroom she emphasizes active student participation, and incorporates current legal developments in the Supreme Court and U.S. Congress. She speaks four languages fluently, has lived extensively abroad, and situates American law within a broader Western international legal, economic, and historic context. 
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