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Howard P. Walthall 

Leslie S. Wright Professor of Law

Department: Cumberland School of Law
Office: ROBSN 

Degrees and Certifications

  • LL.B., Harvard University Law School, 1967
  • A.B., Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College, 1964
  • Biography

    Joined faculty in 1975


    Teaching & Research Interests: State Constitutional Law, State and Local Taxation, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

    Practice Experience:

    •  Associate and Partner; Berkowitz, Lefkovitz, Isom & Kushner, Birmingham, 1967-75


  • Director, Cumberland State Constitutional Law Project
  • Fellow, Alabama Law Institute
  • Reporter, Business Entities Committee
  • Member, American Law Institute and its Consultative Groups on Restatement of Agency and Restatement of Restitution
  • Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section and its committees on consumer bankruptcy and partnerships
  • Visiting Professor; University of Tennessee School of Law, Summer 1999 & 2000
  • Publications

  • Currently co-writing Alabama's Supreme Court and Legal Institutions: A History
  • Co-author, From Maverick to Mainstream: Cumberland School of Law, 1847-1997 (University of Georgia Press, 1997), with Cumberland Professor David J. Langum
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      Awarded in the summer 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Program to 78 students