Savannah Law School (SLS), a branch of the ABA-accredited Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), today announced the first faculty appointments to the school that will open later this year.
Marc Roark, currently an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of LaVerne College of Law in Ontario, CA, was named Associate Professor to teach Property and serve as the Director of the Office of Academic Achievement. Roark brings to SLS years of real-world and classroom experience from previous faculty positions at the University of Missouri and University of Tulsa and as a practicing attorney at federal and commercial litigation firms. Roark earned an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and a Bachelor’s from Louisiana State University.
SLS also named Elizabeth Berenguer, currently an Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, FL, as an Associate Professor to serve as the Director of the Legal Skills and Professionalism Program and teach Legal Research and Writing. Prior to teaching, Berenguer was a trial lawyer with the Office of the Public Defender in Florida where she represented clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases. Berenguer holds a J.D. and Bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.
“Both Elizabeth and Marc bring tremendous legal practice and academic achievements that will benefit Savannah Law School and its students,” says Richardson Lynn, Dean and Professor of Law at SLS. “We will continue to make faculty and staff appointments as we prepare to open in the fall.”
Prospective students can learn more about admissions, financial aid and career development at the school’s first Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, March, 3, 2012, at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA, 31419.