Alabama Law Announces Four New Faculty Members

April 3, 2018

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

Meghan Boone

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

Casey Faucon

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

Benjamin McMichael

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