Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is the managing editor of the Southern Literary Review.  He is a writer and an attorney who has taught in a law school, a university, a penitentiary, a Japanese private school, and other settings.  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, and LL.M. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.  He’s completing a Ph.D. in English at Auburn University.  He is the author of several publications in both popular and scholarly journals.  Visit his blog, The Literary Lawyer.  Visit his website at

About Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at

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