Virtual Guest Speakers

April 19:

Professor Irma Russell
Topic: Ethics Issues in Environmental Practice:
Public Confidence in the Law and Client Confidentiality
Discussion List   (Professor Russell will participate from April 19 - April 23).

Short Biography of Professor Russell

Biography:   Professor Russell joined the University of Memphis School of Law faculty in 1992.  Prior to that time, she taught at the University of Kansas School of Law and practiced with the firms of Glankler, Brown, Practice in Olathe, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, and Hillix, Brewer, Hoffhaus and Whittaker of Kansas City, Missouri.  She began her legal career as a clerk for Judge James K. Logan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, after receiving a B.A., M.A., B.S., and J.D. from the University of Kansas.  Professor Russell has authored articles in the Florida Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the Environmental Law Reporter, the Kansas Law Review, Journal of Family Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Denver Law Journal, and the Tennessee Family Law Letter.  She is a member of the American Law Institute, Phi Kappa Phi, the Judicial conference of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, the Memphis Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  She is on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Environmental Section and serves as the Section Liaison to the American Association of Law Schools and to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  She served as a Vice-Chair of the ABA Ethics Committee of the Environmental Section for 1998-99 and as Chair of that ABA Committee from 1999 through 2001.  She was founding Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Environmental Law Section and also has served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Section.