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Michigan State Law Welcomes Two Visiting Professors for 2013

East Lansing, MI — Dean Joan Howarth and the Michigan State University College of Law faculty are pleased to welcome two visiting faculty members, Beverly Moran and Brian Kaser.

Professor Moran is a leading tax scholar with international expertise. She is visiting from Vanderbilt Law School, where she has taught since 2001 as a professor of law and sociology. Her research interests include law and development, interdisciplinary scholarship, and comparative law. She has won a number of teaching awards and grants, including a Fulbright award, a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and a grant from the Ford Foundation.

Moran has served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools and on the board of governors of the Society of American Law Teachers. She was the first director of the Vanderbilt University Center for the Americas, and she directed the Center on Law and Africa at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Moran received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

“It is such a pleasure to welcome Professor Moran to Michigan State Law,” said Joan Howarth, dean of MSU College of Law. “We are especially enthusiastic about Ms. Moran’s international expertise and interest in interdisciplinary scholarship as it relates to the University’s 50-plus years of engagement in Africa.”

Brian Kaser has been an adjunct professor at Michigan State Law since 2002, teaching general health care law, legal issues in physician practice, and health care fraud and abuse. He joins the faculty in July 2013 as a professor from practice for the next two years and will be working to develop health law courses.

Professor Kaser is a 1978 honors graduate of the Boston University School of Law. He has practiced health care and nonprofit law since 1980, and currently is Principal of Brian Kaser PLC in Lansing, Michigan. He has served on state and national bar and professional committees in the area of health care and elder services. His private practice is ranked as a Tier One health care law firm by US News and World Report.

“Professor Kaser is an expert in health law, and although he has taught at MSU Law in an adjunct capacity since 2002, we welcome him in his expanded role as a professor from practice,” Dean Howarth said. “Our students will be well-served by his knowledge and expertise.”

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. Michigan State Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education, and is on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 320
East Lansing, MI 48824

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