Associate Professor Tommy Sangchompuphen holds a B.A. in political science from Yale University, an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. Professor Sangchompuphen specializes in assisting students to pass the bar exam. He currently teaches Tennessee Bar Studies I, Tennessee Bar Studies II, and Bar Examination Skills. Prior to joining Duncan School of Law, Professor Sangchompuphen began his academic career as an assistant professor and later as Assistant Dean for Student Learning and Outcomes at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia, where he developed, directed, and taught in the school’s academic success and bar preparation programs. As an administrator, he worked directly with faculty and senior administration to create and implement a comprehensive bar passage program and develop appropriate assessments and evaluations to measure students’ learning. Since 2000, Professor Sangchompuphen has written and edited several books designed to improve students’ performance on the bar exam, including the primary course materials for BARBRI’s Essay Advantage courses in several states. He has also been involved with bar exam essay and performance test instruction in several states. After law school, he was an associate with Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, P.A. (now Bassford Remele, P.A.), one of Minnesota’s oldest law firms. While in law school, Professor Sangchompuphen was honored on the Dean’s List and served on the Board of Governors for the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Minnesota bar.