Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.


Photograph: Andrea Boyack.

Professor Andrea Boyack has an extensive background practicing, teaching and writing about legal topics at the nexus of contract and property law. Professor Boyack practiced corporate finance and real estate law for 13 years in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. She has written and presented on issues relating to the housing crisis, the secondary mortgage market, common interest community governance, and bankruptcy, and is currently working on projects exploring transactional freedom and individual liberties in the context of real property development and control. Professor Boyack is an innovative teacher and is involved in the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning as well as other joint pedagogical projects focused on improving teaching in law schools. She was voted Professor of the Year at Washburn Law in 2015.

Mr. Rashad Braithwaite is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (LL.B) and holds an LL.M in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of the Warwick. He returned to the University of the West Indies to tutor Caribbean Commonwealth Human Rights and currently lectures on Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems. His areas of research and interest include youth rights, critical legal studies, reparations, feminist legal analysis and international development law.

Photograph: Gillian Chadwick.

Professor Gillian Chadwick joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2016. Previously she was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center in the Domestic Violence Clinic. Prior to that, she was the Director of Survivor Services at Ayuda in the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program, where she supervised legal and social services staff and represented immigrant victims of gender-based violence in domestic violence, domestic relations, and immigration matters in Washington, D.C. She also worked as an Arnold & Porter Equal Justice Works Fellow at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), where she focused on economic and employment issues facing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Photograph: Hans Mahncke.

Dr. Hans Mahncke holds LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees in law. Dr. Mahncke has more than a dozen years’ experience teaching law at tertiary institutions across the globe. He specializes in core common law subjects, such as contract and tort, as well as in international economic law. Dr. Mahncke is the author of numerous books and his research has been published in renowned journals, including the Hong Kong Law Journal, the Journal of Chinese Law, the Leiden Journal of International Law, and Legal Issues of Economic Integration. He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, having previously worked as the director of the College of Law in Hong Kong.