Allen Mendenhall

Associate Dean and Executive Director in Auburn, Alabama

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I am Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Blackstone Center for Law and Liberty at Faulkner University and the author of Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism(2014).

I hold 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. I edit Southern Literary Review and have been an adjunct legal associate at the Cato Institute, a Mises Emerging Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada, an associate of the Abbeville Institute, a Humane Studies Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies, a staff attorney for Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and an Assistant Attorney General in the State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General. I am an elected member of The Philadelphia Society, a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute, and president of the Montgomery Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society. I have taught in university English departments, a humanities department, a law school, a business school, a Japanese private school, and a penitentiary. While in private practice in Atlanta, I represented non-profit corporations and litigated cases involving real property, contracts, collections, foreclosures, restrictive covenants, and real-estate transactions.

I live in Auburn, Alabama, with my wife and two children and blog at The Literary Lawyer, Letter & Spirit, and themendenhall.