Howard P.  Walthall
Leslie S. Wright Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Cumberland School of Law
 Robinson Hall

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

Degrees and Certifications

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


  • 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

All Publications


  • 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