Associate Dean for Administration and Professor of Clinical Legal Instruction
Associate Dean J. Noah Funderburg received a B.A. from Auburn University in 1974 and a J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1977. After graduation, he worked in the School of Law's Clinical Program as a Staff Attorney (1977) and then Managing Attorney (1978). In 1978 he entered private practice in a small civil litigation firm and in 1981 worked one year to help found the Legal Services Corporation of Alabama's Tuscaloosa Regional Office. He returned to the Law School in 1982 and held the position of Associate Director of the Program from 1985 through 1994. Professor Funderburg was appointed Assistant Dean for Administration in January 1995, Senior Assistant Dean for Administration in 2000, and Associate Dean in 2007, with oversight of employment, personnel, facilities, technology, purchasing, financial aid, and serves as advisor to the Student Bar Association. Associate Dean Funderburg was named an associate professor of clinical legal instruction in 1994 and promoted to professor of clinical legal instruction in 1996. Associate Dean Funderburg's teaching areas include clinical instruction, interviewing and counseling, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and trial advocacy. He also is professionally trained and has practiced as a mediator and arbitrator, serves on the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, served as draftsperson for state and federal mediation rules, and is a frequent lecturer on mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.