Alan M. Trammell teaches and writes primarily in the fields of civil procedure, federal courts, and conflict of laws. A central theme of his scholarship is that institutional constraints on courts are often surprisingly more flexible than judges and commentators usually appreciate. Accordingly, it suggests possibilities for innovation and reimagining how procedure can better serve some of the most fundamental goals of a judicial system, including efficiency, accuracy, and fairness. His work has appeared in the Virginia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Stanford Law Review Online.
Before coming to the University of Arkansas School of Law, Trammell taught as an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School. In 2014, the student body at Brooklyn selected him as Teacher of the Year among the entire law school faculty.
Trammell earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar and served as Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands). He then spent three years as a litigation associate at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC in Washington, D.C., where he focused on trial and appellate litigation, including several cases before the Supreme Court.