The Faculty of Law welcomes three new faculty members
From left to right: Alena Allen, Caleb Griffin and Blair Bullock.
Alena Allen, Caleb N. Griffin and Blair Druhan Bullock joined U of A Law School on June 1.
“Our new faculty are exceptional educators, scholars and community builders, and they bring a wealth of professional achievement, expertise and experience to our law school,” said Margaret Sova McCabe, Dean of the Faculty of Law. law. âProfessors Allen, Griffin and Bullock will enable us to expand our program offerings, strengthen our contributions to research and publication areas at the national level, and enhance the collaborative, innovative, diversity and inclusion priorities of the campus. We are delighted to have them. “
Alena Allen joins the Faculty of Law as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law. For the past decade, Allen has taught family law, health law electives, torts, and feminist jurisprudence at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. She was also co-lead of the University of Memphis Campus-Wide Racism Eradication Initiative, Memphis Law School Senator (2020-21), Director of Diversity (2017- 18) and Faculty Research Director for Memphis Law (2020-21).
Allen’s research interests include the intersection of health policy and critical feminist theory. His work was recently published in the North Carolina Law Journal, the Fordham Law Review, and the Ohio State Law Journal. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Scholarship Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Peer Review Committee of the Food and Drug Law Institute.
Allen has received numerous awards and honors, including the MLK50 Faculty Service Award for providing outstanding service to the University of Memphis, the Faculty of Law and the Memphis legal community; the Farris Bobango Scholarship Award for Outstanding Scholarship; and Professor of the Year by the Class of 2013. She was also selected as a Fellow of the Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Higher Education Administration Fellow in 2015 and as an American Society of Medicine, Law, and Ethics / Saint Louis University Health Law Scholar in 2012-13.
She holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and is a graduate magna cum laude from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Caleb Griffin joins law school as an assistant professor. Griffin’s research focuses on corporate law, corporate governance and technology regulation. In particular, his recent work has critically examined the central role that asset managers play in the environmental, social and governance initiatives of public enterprises. In his most recent article, “Systemically Important Platforms”, he offers innovative strategies to regulate Big Tech. His scholarship has been presented or is coming in the Cornell Law Review, Maryland Law Journal, Delaware Corporate Law Journal, Review of the SMU law and Colombian Business Law Review.
Prior to joining law school, Griffin taught contracts, trade associations, secure transactions, and related courses at Regent University School of Law, where he was twice named Professor of the Year. He also practiced corporate law with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, Texas.
Griffin graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor.
BLAIR DRUHAN BULLOCK
Blair D. Bullock joins law school as an assistant professor. Bullock was recently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane Law School. His interdisciplinary research and research focuses primarily on discrimination in employment and the labor market, empirically analyzing the impact of regulations, legislation, court rulings and agency advice on the filing and outcome of claims. lawsuits and societal outcomes. The Bullock scholarship has been presented or is coming up in the Alabama Law Journal, Washington and Lee Law Review and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia on Economics and Finance.
Prior to joining academia, Bullock worked for Judge Stephen A. Higginson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She then worked in private practice to represent national companies in civil litigation, including labor and employment, state taxes and contracts. His experience includes extensive writing of briefs, both at first instance and on appeal, as well as in arbitration. She was also a member of a pro bono trial team that obtained the exoneration of a wrongly convicted man who spent more than 14 years in Florida.
Bullock got his doctorate. in Law and Economics and her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University where she was also Editor-in-Chief of Vanderbilt Law Review.
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