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S. Alan Childress

Conrad Meyer III Professor of Civil Procedure
BA, 1979, University of Alabama; JD, 1982, Harvard University; MA, 1986, PhD, 1995, University of California at Berkeley

E-mail:  achildr@tulane.edu
Telephone: 504.865.5829
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 351-A

Alan Childress’ specialties are the legal profession and professional responsibility, along with appellate courts. He also teaches torts and evidence and has written about jurisdiction and the First Amendment.

He is co-author of a three-volume treatise, Federal Standards of Review (LexisNexis, 4th ed. 2010), and co-editor of The Legal Profession Blog, which has been named to the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.” His annotated version of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ The Common Law was published in 2010.

Childress, who joined the Tulane Law faculty in 1988, clerked for the late Chief Judge Henry Politz of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and has a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. His dissertation analyzed the roles of judges and juries in constitutional adjudication.  

Fall 2016 - Torts; Legal Profession
Spring 2017 - Evidence; Legal Profession Seminar

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Law.com, "Law Professor Forms Independent Publishing House," Thursday, September 9, 2010
Law Librarian Blog, "Law Prof as Independent Law Book Publisher: An Interview with Alan Childress, Founder of Quid Pro Books," Thursday, September 9, 2010
Courthouse News Service, "Chinese Drywall Trial Goes to the Judge," Monday, March 22, 2010
eTruth, "Lots of trailer litigation to go: RV industry wins first round in formaldehyde injury suits, setting stage for future negotiations, settlements," Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Times-Picayune, "Tort reform prevents Chinese drywall victims in Louisiana from making a full recovery," Wednesday, September 23, 2009
NewsReleaseWise.com, "The Power of Personal Contact," Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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