Dean Brandon Announces the Appointment of Seven Endowed Professorships

November 30, 2017

Dean Mark E. Brandon is pleased to announce the appointment of seven of his colleagues to endowed professorships.

The University’s and the Law School’s substantive criteria for appointments are rigorous. A candidate for an endowed professorship must be an outstanding scholar of national or international reputation, an excellent teacher, and an exemplary academic and professional citizen.

“It’s safe to say that each of my colleagues has surpassed the University’s weighty standards,” Brandon said.

Professor Carroll

Jenny E. Carroll is the Wiggins,Childs, Quinn & Pantazis Professor
of Law. She is a prominent scholar of and advocate for juvenile justice.

Professor Dillbary

John Shahar Dillbary is the James M. Kidd, Sr. Professor
of Law. He is a celebrated teacher and an internationally
recognized scholar, who writes about a diverse array of
subjects related to law and economics.

Professor Elliott

Heather Elliott is the Alumni, Class of ‘36 Professor of
Law. She is an award-winning teacher and a national expert
in both federal jurisdiction and water law.

Professor Hill

Julie Andersen Hill is the Alton C. and Cecile Cunningham
Craig Professor of Law. She has become a nationally visible
scholar and teacher on legal regulation of the banking
industry and on alternative forms of currency.

Professor Joyner

Daniel H. Joyner is the Elton B. Stephens Professor of
Law. He is a prolific world-class author on subjects related
to public international law, including nuclear non-proliferation,
nuclear energy law, and the international
rights of nation-states.

Professor Steinman

Adam N. Steinman is the University Research Professor
of Law. He is an accomplished teacher, who writes
on civil procedure. He is an editor and co-author of the
prestigious treatise Wright and Miller, Federal Practice &

Professor Vars

Fredrick E. Vars is the Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor
of Law. He is a prominent expert on the law of mental
health. He is also a beloved teacher of property law and
decedent’s estates.