Patrick Luff joined the College of Law in Fall 2012 as a VAP. Before that, he was a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Michigan Law Review, and is currently a Candidate for D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.
Professor Luff has taught civil procedure, administrative law, and legal writing. His research focuses on legislative and judicial methods of regulating risk. His teaching and research interests include administrative law, civil procedure, judicial decisionmaking, jurisprudence, regulatory theory, and remedies.
Laura Napoli’s research interests include corporate reorganizations, venue transfer and forum shopping issues, and municipal bankruptcies under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Her teaching interests include bankruptcy law, secured transactions, corporations, and contracts.
Professor Napoli received her J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Bradley Fellow and served on The University of Chicago Law Review. She completed a legal fellowship at the Student Press Law Center after receiving her degree. Before coming to the College of Law, Professor Napoli practiced in the Business, Finance and Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.