Professor Carlton Bailey earned his B.A. from Talladega College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago. He practiced law in Minneapolis for six years before moving to Fayetteville to teach at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He has been a tenured faculty member since 1983. Bailey was promoted to professor in 2005, was placed in the Ben J. Altheimer professorship in 2005, and was appointed as the Robert A. Leflar Distinguished Professor of Law in 2007.
Professor Bailey has served as the director of the School of Law Legal Clinic and has taught criminal procedure, trial advocacy, pre-trial skills, and basic evidence. Recently, he published "Arkansas Adopts a Second Admissibility Test for Novel Scientific Evidence: Do Two Tests Equal One Standard?" in the Arkansas Law Review (2003) and "Ake v. Oklahoma and An Indigent Defendant's Right to An Expert Witness: A Promise Denied or Imagined?" in William & Mary, Bill of Rights Journal (Spring 2002).
Professor Bailey's most recent writings have focused on pre-trial discovery, expert testimony, and indigent rights. A winner of a 2003 and 2006 graduation award for hooding, he is currently working on a book, Arkansas Rules of Evidence for the West Group. M&M Press published his book, Discovery Practice in Arkansas, in 1994. Professor Bailey has served on many university and state committees, including the Arkansas Supreme Courts Committee on Professional Conduct.
Professor Carlton Bailey earned his B.A. from Talladega College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.