About Allen: Editor of The Southern Philosopher

Allen Mendenhall is associate dean and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty at Faulkner University Jones School of Law. 

His previous books include Literature and Liberty (2014) and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2016). He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University, M.A. in English from West Virginia University, J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, LL.M. in transnational law from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Ph.D. in English from Auburn University.

He edits the Southern Literary Review and has been an adjunct legal associate at the Cato Institute, a Mises Emerging Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada, a Humane Studies Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute, a staff attorney to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, and an assistant attorney general in the State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General.

He is an elected member of the Philadelphia Society, an associate of the Abbeville Institute, and the president of the Montgomery Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society. He lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and two children.

To find out more about Allen, check out his his blog, The Literary Lawyer or follow him on Twitter @allenmendenhall.

The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrignton will be out Fall 2017.