College of Law

Brad Areheart

Associate Professor of Law and Wilkinson Junior Research Professor for 2016

Phone: 865-974-6808

Office: Room 367


Areas of Expertise

Contract Law, Disability Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law


BA, 2001, Baylor University

JD, 2005, University of Texas


Professor Areheart teaches Contracts as well as an array of employment-based courses. He is the current Chair of the AALS section for Employment Discrimination and the outgoing chair for the New Law Professors section.

Professor Areheart writes in the areas of antidiscrimination theory and disability rights. His recent scholarship focuses primarily on the structure of antidiscrimination law and the major normative theories underpinning it. His recent articles have been published in the University of Chicago Law Review (2014), University of Michigan Law Review (2015), and George Washington Law Review (2015).

Prior to joining the UT College of Law, Professor Areheart was a visiting assistant professor for two years at Stetson University College of Law. Before that, he was in private practice for five years, litigating commercial disputes as an associate in the law firms of DLA Piper and Jenner & Block. Professor Areheart received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review.

Recent publications

Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Alabama Law Review (forthcoming 2016)

The Disability–Employability Divide: Bottlenecks to Equal Opportunity, 113 Michigan Law Review 101 (2015) (with Michael Stein).

Integrating the Internet, 83 George Washington Law Review 449 (2015) (with Michael Stein). 

Accommodating Every Body, 81 University of Chicago Law Review 689 (2014) (with Michael Stein et al.).

The Anticlassification Turn in Employment Discrimination Law, 63 Alabama Law Review 955 (2012).