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S. Alan Childress

Conrad Meyer III Professor of Civil Procedure
BA, 1979, University of Alabama; JD, 1982, Harvard University; MA, 1986, PhD, 1995, University of California at Berkeley

E-mail:  achildr@tulane.edu
Telephone: 504.865.5829
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 351-A

Alan Childress’ specialties are the legal profession and professional responsibility, along with appellate courts. He also teaches torts and evidence and has written about jurisdiction and the First Amendment.

He is co-author of a three-volume treatise, Federal Standards of Review (LexisNexis, 4th ed. 2010), and co-editor of The Legal Profession Blog, which has been named to the ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.” His annotated version of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ The Common Law was published in 2010.

Childress, who joined the Tulane Law faculty in 1988, clerked for the late Chief Judge Henry Politz of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and has a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. His dissertation analyzed the roles of judges and juries in constitutional adjudication.  

Fall 2016 - Torts; Legal Profession
Spring 2017 - Evidence; Legal Profession Seminar

View publications by clicking the categories.
Articles Books Note Review Review Essays

APPEAL AND ERROR IN FIRST AMENDMENT ADJUDICATION (Dissertation) (U.C. Berkeley Library) (1995)
STANDARDS OF REVIEW (with M. Davis) (2 Volumes) (Wiley) (1986)
FEDERAL STANDARDS OF REVIEW (with M. Davis)(2 Volumes) (Lexis Law Publ. 3d ed. 1999 & Supps. 2000, 2001)
FEDERAL STANDARDS OF REVIEW (with M. Davis) (2 Volumes) (Butterworths 2d ed. 1992 & Supps. 1993-1998)

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