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In addition to a forty year career in U.S. legal education, including serving 5 years as Dean of a U.S. Law School, Ted has worked as a resident legal advisor or law teacher in eleven overseas posts in Liberia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, Madagascar, the Kyrgyz Republic, Serbia/Montenegro and China, plus several short term assignments in Eritrea, Kenya, Kosovo , Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

Ted has practiced Company (Enterprise) law with a major New York City law firm and has specialized in teaching and advising on business-related subjects, including corporate law and international business transactions. He has also directed judicial reform programs, and more general law development efforts involving training for the judiciary and for public prosecutors, and has helped design and implement several basic legal information systems. Ted's positions have often required a combination of skills including those of corporate legal technician, legislative draftsperson, teacher, facilitator, mediator, and administrator.

Most recent Corporate law consulting, US teaching and law school activities:

December 2016-July 2017

Expert witness consultant on corporate law—Modrall & Sperling law firm, Albuquerque, NM.

June 2013-January 2014

Designed and obtained law faculty and university approval for two new law school degrees: a Masters of Law for international students who have achieved a basic degree in law, and a Master of Legal Studies degree for non-law graduates.

August-December, 2011

UNM School of Law
Taught Business Associations I, which is a course dealing with Corporations, Partnerships and other forms of business enterprise

January-June, 2011

Visiting Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, , Gulfport, FL
Courses taught: Corporations; “The Role of Law in developing Countries and Countries in Transition”

August-December, 2009

Bette and Wylie Aitken Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Chapman Law School, Orange, CA. Courses taught: International Business Transactions; and “The Role of Law in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition”.


Professor of Law, University of New Mexico, School of Law, 1117 Stanford N.E., Albuquerque, N.M., USA.
Assistant Professor 1970 - 73; Associate Professor 1973 -76; Professor since 1976; Dean 1986 - 1991. On leave during 1993 - 96; 1991 - 92; 1983 - 84; 1976 - 77; 1974. Selected as “Regents’ Professor” (a rotating honorary professorship) in 1992; Professor Emeritus (since December 1997).