Daniel Weddle joined the UMKC Law School in 1996, and serves as director of academic support. A former high school teacher and administrator, Weddle has focused his research on issues in educational law, especially those concerning violence and bullying in schools. In 1999, Professor Weddle took a leave from the law school to serve as interim dean of operations for the UMKC School of Education. While there, he worked closely with the Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) in a pilot project placing seniors from the School of Education in the KCMSD schools as full-time teachers with KCMSD faculty mentors.
Professor Weddle graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1995, serving as the editor-in-chief of the Law Review’s Criminal Procedure Review. Prior to joining the law school, he practiced with the Wirken Group, P.C., in Kansas City, Mo., where he specialized in business, family law and tort litigation. Prior to beginning his legal career, Weddle served as academic dean and English instructor at Maranatha Academy in Kansas City for 12 years.
He teaches the courses Governmental and Legal Aspects of Education, Legal Aspects of Higher Education, Scholarly Writing, Litigation Drafting, Practical Skills and Introduction to Lawyering Processes.
Areas of expertise
Brandon Weiss is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. His research engages intersections between housing, economic mobility, and government intervention, with a particular focus on federal subsidized housing policy. He teaches Property, courses related to housing and community development law, and an interdisciplinary projects-based entrepreneurial urban development course. Weiss currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. His recent article, “Residual Value Capture in Subsidized Housing,” appeared in the Harvard Law and Policy Review (2016).
Weiss joined the UMKC faculty from UCLA School of Law, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy Fellow, Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow, and an affiliated faculty member at the Ziman Center for Real Estate. Prior to academia, Weiss practiced law in Los Angeles as a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel Law Center, working on the preservation of subsidized housing, and in transactional practice focused on the development and financing of affordable housing.
Weiss graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. Concurrently, he earned an M.P.P. at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on urban policy and housing finance. Weiss received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems (Cognitive Science) from Stanford University.
Areas of expertise
Property, housing law & policy, community development, entrepreneurial urban development
Judy Wiseman received her bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Tulsa, where she was managing editor of the Law Review. In 1991, she earned her LL.M. in taxation from New York University.
Professor Wiseman has practiced law with the firm Shook, Hardy and Bacon specializing in the areas of tax and corporate law. She practiced tax accounting as a certified public accountant for a “Big Six” accounting firm and as a sole practitioner.
Professor Wiseman teaches the courses Estate and Gift Taxation, Taxation of Property and Transactions, Estate Planning and Practice and the Tax Practicum.
Areas of expertise
Tax, estates and trusts, property
Professor Wright joined the UMKC School of Law faculty in 2017, and teaches in the areas of finance, business, securities, venture capital and tax. His current research focus is cryptoassets and the regulation of blockchain technologies. Before joining the faculty at UMKC, Prof. Wright taught a myriad of tax, business and criminal law courses at Valparaiso University. His earlier scholarship explored the intersection of tax and finance, and he has had articles published in the Virginia Tax Journal, The Akron Law Review, The Arizona State Law Journal and BNA.
Prof. Wright worked as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting both tax and organized crime, and with other law firms, including Skadden Arps, where he worked in both the banking and tax groups. Prof. Wright also worked as an investment banker, most recently with Banc of America Securities, structuring derivatives and other financial weapons of mass destruction. Before starting his career, Prof. Wright earned a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, focusing on financial policy and regulation, and a Juris Doctor from The Law School at the University of Chicago.
In addition to his scholarly activities, Prof. Wright has also served on the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and as Assistant General Counsel to the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges. In his free time, Wright trains for triathlons, marathons and plays tennis and golf. Prof. Wright is also an ardent supporter of the best fútbol team on the planet, F.C. Barçelona.