Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
A.B. with honors 1981 Princeton University
J.D. 1984 Yale Law School
Associate editor, Yale Journal of International Law
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Bushaw was a partner with the law firm of Hughes & Luce, LLP in Texas. Among other clients, she represented financial institutions in a broad range of domestic and international transactions. Some of the transactions were corporate acquisitions; others established commercial lending facilities; yet others involved real estate. As a student at Yale she was a research assistant for the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights, and pursued research on martial law in Poland. She also worked on the Yale Journal of International Law.
Bushaw has twice been voted the Leo Levenson award for excellence in teaching by the graduating class. Her research interests include theories of legal education and legal practice, transactional approaches to legal issues, non-economic interests in business law, and the intersections among commercial law and economic and social development. She has recently co-authored a Contracts text with Professor Brian Blum. She has published articles relating to economic and social development in the United States and abroad, and she has concentrated on small business development in particular. Her specific international focus is central and eastern Europe, and she has conducted research, taught classes and lectured throughout the region.