Experience & Activities
Jean Steadman joined the faculty as a Visiting Professor in 2018 and become an Assistant Professor in 2019. She teaches Contracts I and II, Sales, Business Associations, Drafting Preliminary Agreements, Litigating a Transaction, and Practical International Business Transactions.
Prior to joining Charleston School of Law, Steadman worked and lived in Italy for twenty years. She was Of Counsel at the Italian law firm C-Lex Studio Legale and specialized in cross-border commercial transactions and collaborated with many important Italian law firms, banks, energy, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies on all aspects of international commercial contracts throughout her career.
Steadman taught in English and Italian in the Masters of Law Programs at Il Sole 24 Ore, the Masters of Law, Economics and Public Management at the Università di Pisa, Facultà di Giurisprudenza, and collaborated with the Università degli Studi di Milano Statale. She collaborated with Italian and English colleagues and taught comparative contracts and commercial drafting courses
Steadman received her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law and her Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Sociology from James Madison University. Prior to law school, Steadman worked as a social worker.
Drafting Legal Documents in Plain English: Guida Pratica alla redazione di documenti legali in inglese and Common Law Contract Law, A Practical Guide for the Civil Law Lawyer.