Raluca Papadima, Marcus Gadson join Campbell Law School as assistant professors

Photos of Assistant Professors of Law Raluca Papadima and Marcus Gadson posing

Two new assistant professors — Raluca Papadima and Marcus Gadson — have joined Campbell Law School this summer.

Papadima joined the Campbell Law School faculty on July 1. In the fall, she will teach Business Organizations and International Business Transactions.

Prior to joining Campbell Law, Papadima taught an adjunct professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Bucharest teaching U.S., French, Romanian, European, and International Business Law. After 10 years as a Corporate Attorney at Latham & Watkins and Greenberg Traurig in New York, she opened her private practice in 2016, focusing on commercial law. She advises U.S. and European clients in the following areas: corporate law, IP law, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, and arbitration.

Her clerkship experience includes the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Administrative Court of France and the Delaware Supreme Court.

Papadima has been awarded the first prize in the category “Assistant Professor of the Year” and the second prize in the category “Best SJD Dissertation” at the annual awards of the Senat of the University of Bucharest. Her multiple book publications include “Droit européen et comparé des sociétés et des affaires (European and Comparative Corporate and Business Law), Ed. Hamangiu, Bucharest, 2018 (in French), “Anglo-Saxon Business and Contract Law” (Casebook), Ed. Universitara, Bucharest, 2017 (in English), and “International Business Law” (Casebook), Ed. Universitara, Bucharest, 2017 (in English).

She earned a J.D. at the University of Bucharest, a J.D. in European Law at the University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, an LLM in Corporate Law at the University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas, an LLM in Corporate Law at Harvard Law School and an SJD from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Bucharest.

Gadson also joined the Campbell Law School faculty on July 1. He will teach Civil Procedure. 

Before coming to Campbell, Gadson worked as an associate at Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C., where he successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He also has previous experience as a law clerk for Judge Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Gadson’s scholarship focuses on state constitutions. His publications include  “Constitutionalizing Rehabilitation Did Not Work: Lessons from Indiana And Oregon And A Way Forward,” 55 Willamette L. Rev. 269 (2018), “State Constitutional Provisions Allowing Juries to Interpret the Law Are Not As Crazy As They Sound,” __St. John’s L. Rev.__ (forthcoming), “Reevaluating the Importance of Civics Education,” 9 Dartmouth L.J., 45 (2013), and “Rethinking Solitary Confinement,” 31 American Bar Association Section of Criminal Justice 2, 1: 33 (2016). 

Gadson earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 2010 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2015. 


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