Two Professors to Join Bowen in Fall 2012

This fall, Bowen will add two professors to its full-time faculty – Anastasia Boles and Nicholas Kahn-Fogel.

Anastasia Boles will join the Bowen faculty in the fall.Boles is currently a faculty fellow at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) in San Diego, Calif. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology at Stanford in 1997 and her Juris Doctor from Columbia in 2000, where she was a member of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and the National Black Law Journal. While at TJSL, Boles taught legal writing, professional responsibility and performed research in the areas of employment law, employment discrimination, and critical race theory. She served as a judicial clerk for the law Honorable Napoleon A. Jones, Jr., of the Southern District of California and with several law firms in California and New York. She is currently a member of the California state bar and was a member of the New York state bar until July 2011.

“My scholarly agenda focuses on the intersection between labor and employment law and legal issues involving race, age, gender, sexuality, disability, and class,” Boles said. “Specifically, my research examines the unintended effects of many employment laws.”

Nicholas Kahn-Fogel will also join the faculty, full time in the fall.Kahn-Fogel has served as visiting assistant professor at Bowen since 2008; during the 2010-2011 academic year, he served as Bowen Research Fellow in Zambia, where he conducted research on access to justice and customary law in southern Africa. He received his Juris Doctor from Stanford in 2004. While there, he was a member of the Stanford Law and Policy Review and a student volunteer at the East Palo Alto Community Law Project. Kahn-Fogel earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Cornell University in 1999. Since 2006, Kahn-Fogel has taught torts, intellectual property, and constitutional law at the University of Zambia, in Lusaka, Zambia.

“My major research to date has focused on two distinct but overlapping fields: criminal procedure and comparative law,” Kahn-Fogel said.

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