Patrick Gaughan

gaughan-patrick-uakronPatrick Gaughan is an expert on international business and commercial law. He has both a J.D. and doctorate in international business, and recently returned from a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He remains active in commercial legal education in both the U.S and throughout S.E. Asia.

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Willa Gibson accepted an offer to publish her article The Intersection Between UCC Article 9 and Intellectual Property: The Need for a National, Centralized Filing System for IP in the October 2015 issue of The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law.

Rich Lavoie published Negative Interest and Negative Rebates: The World Turned Upside Down (co-authored with James L. Saeli and Mark Howe), 32 J. of Taxation Investments 3 (2015).

Kristen Barnes published Recognition and Reflection, 2 Texas A&M J. Real Property Law 187 (2015).

Kristen Barnes presented “Cohousing and the Sharing Economy” at the Association of Law, Property & Society Conference at the University of Georgia.

Alan Newman presented his work-in-progress, Trust Law in the Twenty-First Century: Fiduciary Accountability in Decline, at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

Alan Newman presented “The Ohio Trust Code: Recent Case Law Developments” to the Akron Bar Association Probate Law Section.


Carolyn Dessin
Willa Gibson
Richard Lavoie
Stefan Padfield
Gary Spring

Related area faculty:
Jack Sahl (Sports Law, Entertainment Law)


Research and legal scholarship in the general areas of business and wealth management spans broad territory with wide-reaching implications. Our faculty writing in this area cover a range of topics spanning corporate theory, tax law and ethics, sports and entertainment law, trust and estate law, and real estate law, among other subjects.


Richard Lavoie: (with James L. Saeli and Mark Howe), Negative Interest and The World Turned Upside Down, 32 J. of Taxation Investments 3 (2015).
Kristen Barnes: Recognition and Reflection, 2 Texas A&M J. Real Property Law 187 (2015).
Stefan J. Padfield: Corporate Social Responsibility & Concession Theory, 6 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2015).
Kristen Barnes: ""Pennies on the Dollar"": Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability, 66 S.C. L. Rev. 243 (2014).
Alan Newman: You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone: Time-Barred Claims Under the Uniform Trust Code, 48 Real Property, Trust, and Estate L.J. 459 (2014).
Stefan J. Padfield: Rehabilitating Concession Theory, 66 Okla. L. Rev. 327 (2014).
Stefan J. Padfield: Citizens United, Concession Theory and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), 62 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 84 (2014).
John P. Sahl: Sports Law Cases & Materials (Vandeplas, 3rd ed. forthcoming 2014) (with Russ VerSteeg).


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