Faculty Emeritus, W. Allen Separk Distinguished Professor of Law
B.A., 1962, University of Alabama
J.D., 1965, University of Chicago
Professor Hardin is a highly-regarded expert in the field of labor law. He is editor-in-chief of The Developing Labor Law (3rd ed.) and co-editor-in-chief of the fourth edition, published in 2001. Prof. Hardin has been published in Proceedings of Annual Institutes on Labor Law, The Labor Lawyer, and The Tennessee Law Review. In October 2002 President Bush appointed him to serve as one of three members of the Board of Inquiry, under the Taft-Hartley National Emergency procedure, concerning the work stoppage in the West Coast ports.
Prior to joining the UT faculty in 1975, Professor Hardin was Chief Counsel to the Chairman and Associate General Counsel in charge of the Division of Enforcement Litigation of the National Labor Relations Board. He was also a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and a practicing attorney with the Chicago firm of Pope, Ballard, Shepherd & Fowle. Professor Hardin has received the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award, the Carden Award for Outstanding Service to the College of Law, andthe Carden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship. He served as the College of Law’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs during 1986-87.
The Developing Labor Law (Bureau of National Affairs, 3rd ed., 1992 and 4th ed., 2001)(editor-in-chief).
Labor and Employment Law Decisions: The October 1983 Term of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1 Lab. Law. 49 (1985).
Labor Law and Policy in the Supreme Court, October 1980 Term: A Report on Work in Progress, 28th Ann. Inst. on Labor Law, Sw. Legal Foundation 1 (1983).
Regulation of Collective Bargaining in Public Employment in Tennessee: The Education Professional Negotiations Act, 47 Tenn. L. Rev. 241 (1980).
“The Supreme Court, October 1978 Term: The Conflict of Harmony and Invention,” 26th Ann. Inst. on Labor Law, Sw. Legal Foundation 1 (1980).
The Supreme Court, October 1975 Term: Labor in a Constitutional Vineyard, 23rd Ann. Inst. on Labor Law, Sw. Legal Foundation 1 (1977).
NLRB Jurisdiction: New Accommodations to Alternative Forums, 20th Ann. Inst. on Labor Law, Sw. Legal Foundation 211 (1974).