Wendy  A. Bach

Bach Wendy
  • Associate Professor of Law

  • B.A. and M.A., 1991, University of Pennsylvania
    J.D., 1996, New York University


  • Location: Room 79
  • Phone Number: 865-974-6772
  • Email: wbach@utk.edu
  • Courses Taught: Advocacy Clinic
  • Additional Information: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Publications of Wendy  A. Bach

Wendy A. Bach is an associate professor at the College of Law. She teaches in the clinical program and the courses Family Law and Poverty, Race, Gender, and the Law.
Bach has been with UT Law since fall 2010. From 2005 to 2010, she taught in the clinical program at the City University of New York School of Law. Before entering the academy, Bach was director of the Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City and a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Brooklyn.
Her scholarship focuses on participatory democracy,  social welfare policy, race, gender, and poverty law. Her scholarship has been published or accepted for publication in the Wisconsin, Brooklyn, and Michigan law reviews, as well as the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.
Bach received a JD in 1996 from New York University, graduating magna cum laude. She also holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.


Biography of Wendy  A. Bach

Book Chapters

What if Your Child Were the Next One in the Door? Reimagining The Social Safety Net For Children, Families and Communities, In Conversation:  Reforming the Juvenile Justice System, (NYU Press) (forthcoming 2014).

Rosado v. Wyman:  Litigating in the Zeitgeist, The Poverty Law Canon, (Univ. of Michigan Press) (forthcoming 2014).


Flourishing Rights (book review of Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish), Forthcoming, Michigan L. Rev. (2015).

The Hyperregulatory State:  Women, Race, Poverty and Support, Forthcoming, Yale J. Law & Feminism, 25:2 (2014).

 Mobilization and Poverty Law:  Searching for Participatory Democracy Amid the Ashes of the War on Poverty, 20 Va. J. L & Soc. Pol’y  96 (2013).

Responding to Welfare Privatization:  New Tools for a New Age, March-April 2011, Clearinghouse Review.

Governance, Accountability and the New Poverty Agenda2010 Wisc. L. Rev. 239 (2010).

Welfare Reform, Privatization, and Power: Reconfiguring Administrative Law Structures from the Ground Up, 74 Brooklyn L. Rev. 275 (2009).

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