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Cynthia M. Adams

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B.A., 1977, Kentucky Wesleyan College
J.D., 1983, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

Cynthia M. Adams is Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Latin American Law Program at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where she has taught advanced contract drafting; contract drafting for international law students, legal analysis and communication for both J.D. and international law students; contracts for international law students; civil procedure; trusts and estates; and legal process. Adams is an active member of the Indiana Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association. She serves as the Chair-Elect for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers and serves on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on International Exchange Programs. Adams founded and manages a listserv devoted to teaching international law students and lawyers.  She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute (a U.S. organization devoted to teaching excellence in legal writing) and serves as the Chairperson of the Legal Writing Institute’s Committee on Global Legal Writing Skills, which supports and promotes cross-border teaching of law students. Adams was one of the first faculty members to receive Indiana University's Trustee's Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence and is a three-time recipient of the law school’s Teaching Excellence Recognition Award. Adams has made many presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. Previously, Adams practiced law with an Indianapolis law firm, focusing on general business, acquisitions and mergers, commercial loans, and trusts and estates. She also served as an adjunct professor of English at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis and as an adjunct professor of English at Butler University.


Peter K. Cramer

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As Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at Washington University-St. Louis, Peter K. Cramer administers the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs in Intellectual Property & Technology Law, U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers, and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Dean Cramer also teaches TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) at Webster University in St. Louis, and Anglo-American Business Law at the Danube University of Krems, Austria. Dean Cramer served as Associate Director of the Georgetown University Law School Center's Global Legal English Program, and has taught at Harvard University, Indiana University, Aoyama Gakuin in Tokyo, and Cairo University. Dean Cramer studied law in Germany and the United States.