Law Experts

Penny White

Director of the Center for Advocacy, Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law

Penny White is the interim director of the UT Legal Clinic and the director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, a professor of law, and a former Tennessee Supreme Court justice. She specializes in evidence; judicial ethics, including selection and impartiality issues; negotiation; capital punishment; criminal procedure; media impact on justice; and issues related to trial and appellate advocacy.

Glenn Reynolds

Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law

Glenn Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, and has testified before Congressional committees on space law, international trade, and domestic terrorism

Michael Higdon

Director of Legal Writing, Associate Professor of Law

Michael Higdon is the director of the College of Law’s Legal Writing Program and an associate professor of law who specializes in family law, legal writing, and sexuality, gender, and the law.

Ben Barton

Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law

Ben Barton specializes in legal clinic education, representing indigent clients, and torts.

Dwight Aarons

Associate Professor of Law

Dwight Aarons leads the university’s Innocence Clinic and focuses his scholastic work in criminal law, criminal procedure, and death penalty.

Dixie Thompson

Vice Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

Dixie Thompson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the National Academy of Kinesiology, as well as a past president of the Southeast Chapter of ACSM and a former associate editor-in-chief for ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.

Adam Cureton

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Adam Cureton is interested in ethics, with an emphasis on moral, political, and legal issues related to persons with disabilities.

Rich Pacelle

Richard Pacelle

Professor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Political Science

Richard Pacelle is an expert on the US Supreme Court. His other interests include American politics, Constitutional law, civil liberties, and the judicial process.