Alabama Law is excited to announce four new members of our faculty. Their arrival strengthens the academic offerings available to our students and increases the level of quality scholarship produced by our faculty. All four will arrive this summer, and teach their first courses to our students during the 2018-19 academic year.
Deepa Das Acevedo
PhD – University of Chicago
JD – University of Chicago
AB – Princeton University
Deepa Das Acevedo studies employment regulation and new work models with a focus on the sharing economy. Her scholarship blends doctrinal analysis with ethnographic fieldwork among workers, worker-advocates, and policy-makers. Professor Das Acevedo currently teaches as a Sharswood Fellow at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Fall ’18 Course: Workplace Law
Spring ’19 Course (tentative): Employee Benefits
LLM – Georgetown University
JD – American University
BA – Trinity College
Meghan Boone’s research interests include state regulation of the physical body, emerging trends in civil rights litigation, and issues of inclusion in the legal profession. Her current scholarship involves an examination of the ways in which laws addressing breastfeeding reinforce damaging stereotypes regarding the primacy of women’s maternal role. Professor Boone currently teaches at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Fall ’18 Courses: Family Law I and Reproductive Rights Seminar
LLM – University of Wisconsin
JD/DCL – Louisiana State University
BA – Rice University
Casey Faucon’s current scholarship focuses on the structural and operational restrictions imposed on for-profit and non-profit entities, through which lawyers provide legal services in collaboration with or in practice with other professional service providers. Her work addresses how such structural and operational restrictions have created a grey and black market for providers of legal services. Professor Faucon currently teaches at the University of Denver College of Law.
Spring ’19 Course – Entrepreneurial Clinic
PhD – Vanderbilt University
JD – Vanderbilt University
BS – Wake Forest University
Ben McMichael’s research focuses on the ways in which the law influences the provision of health care in the United States. He has also examined the efficacy of state and federal reforms of punitive damages awards. Professor McMichael is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Fall ’18 Course – Torts
Spring ’19 Course (tentative) – Insurance Law