Four Villanova Law Visiting Assistant Professors Secure Full-Time Tenure Track Law Professor Positions

Each year Villanova Law brings aspiring law teachers to campus through the ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing them guidance and mentorship as they prepare for careers in academia. Recently, four current and former Villanova Law Visiting Assistant Professors were offered and accepted fulltime tenure track law professor positions at prominent law schools around the country.

Tammi Etheridge and Orli Oren-Kolbinger joined the law faculty of Howard University School of Law and Sapri College of Law in Israel respectively during the fall 2020 semester, while Nadia Banteka and Brittany Deitch will begin their positions at Pacific McGeorge School of Law and Capital University Law School respectively in the fall 2021 semester.

Nadia Banteka, Visiting Assistant Professor, (soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Law, Pacific McGeorge School of Law) joined Villanova Law in fall 2019 from Yale Law School where she was a Visiting Fellow in the Information Society Project, as well as from Tilburg Law School in The Netherlands where she was an Assistant Professor in International Law & Victimology. She also held positions including Dean’s Scholar in International Law at Columbia University, Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Germany, Lecturer in Law at The Hague University, and Research Fellow in Public International Law and International Criminal Law at Bynkershoek Institute of International Law, both in The Netherlands. Previously, Banteka served as a Legal Advisor to the Defense Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Center in the UK. She holds an SJD and LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict from the University of Nottingham, England, and an LLB from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

Brittany Deitch, Visiting Assistant Professor, (soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Law, Capital University Law School) came to Villanova Law in fall 2019. Prior to joining Villanova, she was the JD Case Writing Fellow at Harvard Law School, where she worked closely with faculty to incorporate active learning into the JD curriculum, primarily through writing case studies. Her teaching and research interests are in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law, and Punishment Theory and Practice. Her work has appeared in law reviews, as well as a peer-reviewed journal. Deitch holds a JD with highest honors from University of Tulsa College of Law and a BA in English and Politics Ursinus College. She is a member of the bar in Oklahoma and Florida.

Tammi Etheridge, Assistant Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, joined Villanova Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Fellow in Law, Business, and Economics in fall 2018. She teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, health law, and food and drug law. Her work generally focuses on government structures, processes, and regulation. She clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and she also worked in big law, practicing complex commercial litigation, multidistrict litigation and product liability law. Etheridge earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a MA in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Orli Oren-Kolbinger, Assistant Professor of Law, Sapri College of Law in Israel, joined Villanova Law in fall 2017 as a Fellow in Law, Business and Economics and Visiting Assistant Professor. Prior to Villanova, she was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholar and Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. Her research combines legal scholarship and economic analysis. Her PhD dissertation focused on empirical analysis of extralegal parameters on judicial decision-making in Israeli income tax cases, while her LLM thesis was an applied economic analysis on the issue of plea bargaining in cases with evidentiary difficulties. As a practitioner, she was a Military Prosecutor for the Military Legal Corps Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces from 2004 to 2008. Oren-Kolbinger holds a PhD in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and an LLM in Law, LLB in Law and a BA in Economics all from University of Haifa in Israel.