Professor Campagna has worked internationally for 30 years. Before attending law school, she was a translator and taught English as a Second/Foreign Language in business and academic settings around the world. Her legal practice focused on cross-border transactions. She has taught in law schools, law firms and judicial training centers in Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is former chair of the International and Foreign Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and current vice chair of the ABA’s Mexico Committee. She speaks and presents widely on topics related to teaching lawyers from civil law jurisdictions.
Juli is essentially a transactional attorney, but has argued a few times in the United States Tax Court. In practice, she worked at a large international law firm before opening her own boutique firm. She comes to Hofstra from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she taught legal research, writing and reasoning both to J.D. students and to foreign LL.M. students. She also ran John Marshall’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance clinic during the 2010 filing season.
She is the immediate past-chair of the International and Foreign Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, where she hosted foreign lawyers and judges as guest speakers for practicing lawyers every month. She was also General Counsel to Illinois TESOL, the professional organization of teachers who teach the children who come from Illinois homes speaking over 120 languages. Juli has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Church History; a master’s degree in French; and a second master’s in Linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL). She completed her Ph.D. coursework, but not her dissertation, in Italian, specializing in philology and semiotics.