Mark C. Niles is Dean and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He teaches and specializes in civil procedure, administrative law, constitutional law, governmental liability, and law and literature. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Dean Niles served as a clerk for the Honorable Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; as an associate at the D.C. firm of Hogan and Hartson; and as a staff attorney in the civil appellate division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as the Reporter for the Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Dean Niles has published numerous articles and essays on subjects including the Ninth Amendment, federal tort liability, airline security regulation, the impact of dramatic public events on the evolution of regulatory administration, the social and legal consequences of pre-crime incarceration, and the depiction of law and justice in American popular culture.