Two popular, student-selected Professors of the Year have been awarded tenure; and RWU Law welcomes a new Assistant Dean for Career Development.
As the 2012-13 academic year begins, Roger Williams University School of Law is pleased to announce a few important personnel developments.
- Professor John Chung has been awarded tenure.
Keenly interested in the relationship between consumer debt and bankruptcy, Professor Chung testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed bankruptcy legislation regarding abusive credit card practices. A prolific author, his articles cover many legal topics from bankruptcy to international law to contracts. Displaying a preternatural ability to connect with his students, Profesor Chung has twice (in 2009 and 2012) been voted Professor of the Year by graduating students.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Chung has extensive practice experience as a
commercial lawyer. As a partner in the Los Angeles firm Katten Munchen & Zavis, he devoted a significant portion of his practice representing secured creditors in bankruptcy court. While employed for the United Nations, he worked for the Compensation Commission originated by the UN to process claims and award compensation for losses resulting from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Professor Chung teaches contracts, sales, secured transactions and bankruptcy at RWU Law.
- Professor Keeva Terry has been awarded tenure.
Professor Keeva Terry’s impressive career path includes stints as a tax consultant, a tax/mergers & acquisitions lawyer in a large law firm, and work as in-house counsel. As an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Professor Terry researched and drafted tax provisions for merger and acquisition agreements, developed financial products for Fortune 500 companies, and received the firm’s Pro Bono Service award for three consecutive years. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the accounting firm Ernst & Young where she advised public and private corporations in strategic tax planning.
At RWU law, Professor Terry’s research focuses on how state taxation laws affect same-sex couples. In addition to her work in corporate law, Professor Terry continues to give back to the community through her work with the Foreclosure Crisis Community Forum and her mentoring work. A talented teacher of Contracts and Federal Income Tax at RWU, she has been voted Professor of the Year by graduating students. Professor Terry also has a distinguished academic pedigree, having earned her bachelor’s degree at Harvard, her M.B.A. at Michigan, and her J.D. at Columbia.
- Veronica Paricio has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Career Development.
Having developed a strong track record as RWU Law’s Director of Career Services since 2008, Veronica Paricio now heads the school’s Career Development office. Dean Paricio has been working with and counseling law students since 1994. Before joining Roger Williams, she worked with the Career Development Office at the University of Colorado Law School where she held several positions including Career Counselor, Director and Assistant Dean.
Veronica also has extensive experience as a law firm recruiter in New York City. She served as Human Resources Manager at Peterson & Ross LLP and as Legal Recruiting Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator at Dewey Ballantine LLP. Veronica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College.
The students, faculty, staff and alumni of RWU Law join in extending their warmest congratulations to Professor Chung, Professor Terry and Dean Paricio!