Barbara Jean Steadman is an assistant professor of law at the Charleston School of Law. Ms. Steadman 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. Ms. 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. She has the following Publications: 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.