Faculty & Research


The law faculty at the University of Arkansas flagship campus in Fayetteville have consistently placed in top law journals over the last three years, including Stanford, California, Michigan, Cornell, Virginia, Texas, UCLA, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Iowa, Notre Dame, Emory, Boston University, Wisconsin, UC Davis, and OSU.

Recent Notable Faculty Publications

Stanford Law Review

Traffic Without the Police, 73 Stan. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)

by Jordan Blair Woods

Virginia Law Review

Settled Law, 107 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)

by G. Alexander Nunn & Alan M. Trammell

Faculty Scholarship

Lonnie Beard

Lonnie Beard

Questioning the Practice of Executing Duplicate Original Wills, 2013 Ark. L. Notes 3 (2013)

Price Allocations with Respect to Sales of Farm Property: A Survey of Income Tax Considerations and Planning Possibilities, 43 Ark. L. Rev. 631 (1990).

Survey of the Law and Selected Issues Relating to the Deductibility of Soil and Water Conservation Expenditures Under Section 175 of the Internal Revenue Code, 73 Ky. L.J. 723 (1985)

Howard Brill

Howard W. Brill

Baseball Mascots and the Law, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 105 (2016) (with Christian H. Brill).

1 Arkansas Practice Series: Law of Damages (6th ed. 2014) (with Christian H. Brill).

Amanda Beth Hurst

Amanda Beth Hurst

Gonzaga’s Ghosts, 86 Tenn. L. Rev. 289 (2019).

Jill Wieber Lens

Jill Wieber Lens

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, & Reproductive Justice, 98 Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)

Medical Paternalism, Stillbirth, & Blindsided Mothers, 106 Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)

Children, Wrongful Death, & Punitive Damages, 100 B.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020).

Mary Beth Matthews

Mary Beth Matthews

Black Letter Outline on Payments Law (2d ed. 2017) (with Steve H. Nickles) (& 1st ed. 2007).

Payments Law in a Nutshell (2d ed. 2015) (with Steve H. Nickles) (& 1st ed. 2007).

Current Developments in the Law Regarding Agricultural Cooperatives, 1 Drake J. Agric. L. 173 (1996).

Cynthia Nance

Cynthia Nance

The Value of a Law Degree, 96 Iowa L. Rev. 1629 (2011).

Alex Nunn

Alex Nunn

Law, Fact, and the Legal Process, 69 Emory L.J. __ (forthcoming 2021).

Settled Law, 107 Va. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2021) (with Alan Trammell).

Beyond the Witness: Bringing a Process Perspective to Modern Evidence Law, 97 Tex. L. Rev. 1077 (2019) (with Edward K. Cheng).

DNA, Blue Bus, and Phase Changes, 20 Int’l J. Evidence & Proof 112 (2016) (with Edward K. Cheng).

Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

The Intersection of FinTech (Cryptocurrency) and Trademark Law, 53 U.C. Davis L. Rev. Online (2020).

Bilateral Treaty Reform and Regional Development: A Review of International Investment Agreements in East Africa (2020)

African States, Investor-State Arbitration and the ICSID Dispute Resolution System: Continuities, Changes and Challenges, 34(2) The ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal (2019).

Emerging Market Economies and International Investment Law: Turkey-Africa Bilateral Investment Treaties, 53(3) Vand. J. Transnat’l L. (2019).

Annie Smith

Annie Smith

The Underprosecution of Labor Trafficking, 72 S.C. L. Rev. 477 (2020).

Regulating Wage Theft, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 759 (2019) (with Jennifer J. Lee).

Joint Employment in the Agricultural Sector in Who Is An Employee And Who Is The Employer?: Proceedings Of The New York University 68Th Annual Conference On Labor (LexisNexis, 2016) (Series editor: Samuel Estreicher; Volume editor: Kati L. Griffith) (with Patricia Kakalec).

Imposing Injustice: The Prospect of Mandatory Arbitration for Guestworkers, 40 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 2 (2016).

Legal Responses to Human Trafficking in Arkansas, The Arkansas Lawyer, Vol. 50 No. 3 (August 2015).

Tim Tarvin

Tim Tarvin

The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Bankruptcy: Protecting Clients and Avoiding Professional Error, Advoc., Oct. 2019, at ___ (Forthcoming).

Combating Professional Error in Bankruptcy Analysis Through the Design and Use of Decision Trees in Clinical Pedagogy, 91 St. John’s L.R. 427 (2017).

The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Bankruptcy and the Plight of the Debtor, 44 Seton Hall L.R. 47 (2014).

Bankruptcy, Relocation and the Debtor’s Dilemma: Preserving Your Homestead Exemption Versus Accepting the New Job Out of State, 43 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 141 (2011).

Danielle Weatherby

Danielle Weatherby

Danielle Weatherby, Student Discipline and the Active Avoidance Doctrine, 54 U.C. Davis Law Rev. — (forthcoming).

Shackled Speech: How President Trump’s Treatment of the Press and the Citizen-Critic Undermines the Central Meaning of the First Amendment, 23 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 311 (2019) (with Terri R. Day).

Speech Narcissism, 70 Fla. L. Rev. 839 (2018) (with Terri R. Day).

Contemplating Masterpiece Cakeshop, 74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 86 (2017) (with Terri R. Day).

Jordan Blair Woods

Jordan Blair Woods

Traffic Without the Police, 73 Stan. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021).

Policing, Danger Narratives, and Routine Traffic Stops, 117 Mich. L. Rev. 635 (2019).

Religious Exemptions and LGBTQ Child Welfare, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 2343 (2019).

LGBT Identity and Crime, 105 Calif. L. Rev. 667 (2017).