Professor of Law
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.
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
- Advanced Contracts: Commercial Transactions
- Advanced Contracts: Sales & Leases
- Lawyers in Society
- Secured Transactions
- Sustainability in Law and Business Seminar
- A.B. with honors 1981 Princeton University
- J.D. 1984 Yale Law School
- Associate editor, Yale Journal of International Law
- Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Separately Published Works
- Strategies and Techniques for Teaching Contracts (Howard Katz, ed.), Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (2012).
- Contracts: Cases, Discussion and Problems, Co-Authored with Brian Blum (Aspen Law & Business, 2003, Second Edition, 2008, Third Edition 2012).
Works Published As Part of a Collection
- Growth of the Sustainability-Inspired Business (forthcoming)
- Legal Measures to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises in the United States (forthcoming), Renmen University, China)
- Introduction to the Eighth Annual Lewis & Clark Business Law Forum: The Role of Law in Small Business Transactions, 7 THE JOURNAL OF SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS LAW 229 (Summer 2003)
- Some Comparative Aspects of Contract Law in Civil and Common Law Systems, co-authored with Kalvis Torgans, Professor, University of Latvia Faculty of Law, 12 INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVES 37 (Fall 2001/Spring 2002) [Also published as part of the Proceedings of the International Conference on Problems of Transformation of Law in Connection with European Integration, Riga, Latvia, 2002]
- Small Business, Local Culture and Global Society: Some Examples from the United States, in GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES, Proceedings of the Fourth Fulbright Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 19-21, 2000, at 81, republished in 5 THE JOURNAL OF SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS LAW 223 (Summer 2001)
- Small Business Loan Pools: Testing the Waters, 1 THE JOURNAL OF SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS LAW 197 (Summer 1998)
- The Benefits of Worker Participation in Firm Governance: The Polish Experience, 3 PARKER SCHOOL JOURNAL OF EAST EUROPEAN LAW 371 (1996).