Scholar List and Bios

Should the United States reduce immigration?
Katherine Vaughns is a professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Vaughns was an assistant United States attorney for the Central District of California in the Civil Division.

She is presently a member of the ABA Section on Litigation (in which she served as the chair of the Subcommittee on Inter-circuit Conflicts), the Baltimore City Bar Association (in which she served as a member of the Executive Council and co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee), and the Maryland State Bar Association (in which she serves as a member of the Legal Education and Admission to the Bar Committee).

Should the government make sure that every American has affordable health insurance?
Dr. Michael S. Lawlor is a professor of economics and director of the undergraduate program in health policy and administration at the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine at Wake Forest University.

Should same-sex couples have the right to marry?
Nancy J. Knauer is a professor of law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she teaches in the areas of political and civil rights, property, sexuality and the law, taxation, and trusts and estates. Knauer has written and lectured widely on issues involving same-sex relationships, including domestic violence, estate planning, and survivor benefits.

In 2002, she was named a University “Great Teacher” and was a co-recipient of the first annual CPR Dispute Resolution Award for teaching problem solving in the law school. Knauer is also a three-time recipient of the George P. Williams Award for excellence in teaching and the recipient of the 2004 Friel-Scanlon award.