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About Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and Executive Director of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty.  He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University, M.A. in English from West Virginia University, J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, LL.M. in transnational law from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Ph.D. in English from Auburn University. He is managing editor of the Southern Literary Review and has been an adjunct legal associate at the Cato Institute, a Humane Studies Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies, an associate of the Abbeville Institute, an elected member of the Philadelphia Society, president of the Montgomery Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, president of the Alabama Association of Scholars, a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute, a staff attorney for Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and an Assistant Attorney General in the State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General. He is the author of hundreds of publications in such outlets as law reviews, peer reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, literary journals and periodicals, and encyclopedias. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014); Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017); Of Bees and Boys (2017); and The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017).  He lives in Auburn, Alabama.


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