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Danielle D. Weatherby

Danielle D. Weatherby

Associate Professor of Law

School of Law

(LAW)-Law

Phone: 479-575-7959

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Danielle Weatherby, associate professor, joined the University of Arkansas School of Law faculty in 2013. Her scholarship, which focuses on the intersection between religious exercise and public accommodation laws, First Amendment jurisprudence and its impact on student speech, education law, and emerging legal protections for transgender individuals, has been published in some of the nation’s top law journals, and she is regularly interviewed by local, state and national media for her expertise. In addition to her teaching and research, Weatherby co-directs the school’s student competitions program, oversees the school’s three annual internal competitions and serves as co-coach of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams.

A full publications listing is available at https://works.bepress.com/danielle_weatherby.

The intersection between religious exercise and public accommodation laws

First Amendment jurisprudence and its impact on student speech

Education law

Emerging legal protections for transgender individuals

Education Law

Employment Discrimination

Legal Research and Writing

Court Competitions

Education Law

Employment Discrimination

Legal Research and Writing I 

Legal Research and Writing II

University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2005

  • High Honors, Appellate Advocacy
  • Inter-School Moot Court Competitor
  • Jessup Moot Court Team
  • Jewish Law Students’ Association, Treasurer

Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York

Visiting Student, 2004-05

  • Syracuse Moot Court Team Member and Coach U.C.L.A. Moot Court Competition Advocate

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, classical Latin and Greek, May 2002

  • Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • Skull & Crown Sophomore Honor Society
  • Activities: Student Senator, Fall 1998 – Spring 2000
  • Latin Tutor (Classics Department selected Latin I tutor)

Duke University Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy

Student, 2001

Legal Experience

  • Associate Attorney (labor and employment law; education law) Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP, Albany, New York
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Gary L. Sharpe, United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Judicial Intern to the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia

University Service

  • Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program, director of administration and student affairs (summers 2015, 2016)
  • Arkansas Law Review, committee member (2017-18)
  • ADA Committee on Disability Issues, committee member (2017-18)
  • University-Wide Program Review Committee, member (2017-18)
  • Appointments Committee, member (2014-15)
  • Library Committee, member (2014-15, 2015-16)
  • Ad-Hoc Committee to Review Law School’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies, member (2014-15)
  • Petitions for Readmission, committee member (2013-14)
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, coach (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
  • Client Counseling Competition Finalists, coach (2014-15)
  • Jewish Law Students’ Association, faculty adviser (2013-16)
  • Law Review Candidates, faculty adviser (2014-present)
  • Board of Advocates, faculty co-adviser (present)

Community and Professional Service

  • Transgender Refugee Case Before BNA Court, expert witness (October 2017)
  • AALS Section of Labor Relations and Employment Law Steering Committee, chair (2016-present)
  • For Fayetteville, member and spokesperson (2015-present)
  • Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union of Northwest Arkansas, board member (2015-16)
  • “Faces of Legal Writing” Committee of the Legal Writing Institute, member (2014-16)
  • Keep Fayetteville Fair Coalition, member (2014-16)
  • AALS Sections on Education Law and Women in Legal Education, member (2013-present)
  • W. B. Putman American Inn of Court, member (2013-present)
  • American Bar Association and the Arkansas Bar Association, member (2013-present)

As coach of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition team (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018):

  • Las Vegas Regional Champions (2016) 5th Best National Brief Award (2016)
  • 4th Best National Advocate Award (2016)
  • D.C. Regional Best Brief and Second Best Brief (2017) D.C. Regional 5th Best Advocate (2017)