Three professors earn promotions at UT Law

Two University of Tennessee College of Law professors have earned promotions, and another will assume a new role as associate dean in the Fall 2019 semester.

Professor Briana Rosenbaum, who joined the UT College of Law in 2013 to teach courses in litigation, criminal law, evidence, and procedural law, has earned tenure.

Rosenbaum’s recent work includes an article for the May 2019 Nebraska Law Review that explores congressional efforts to incrementally change the substantive law through procedural change. In addition, she has a forthcoming book chapter to be included in “Critical Guide to Civil Procedure.” Additional articles from Rosenbaum have appeared in the Iowa Law Review and the Hastings Law Journal.

Professor Wendy Bach, who joined the College of Law in 2010, has been promoted to full professor.

Bach teaches clinical education courses with an emphasis in family law and poverty, race, and gender. Her most recent research, published in the William & Mary Law Review, argues that a law that purported to provide access to care resulted in significant punishment. Bach is also working on a book, under contract with Cambridge University Press, titled “Criminalizing Care” that further explores this subject. Her scholarship has been published in The Wisconsin, Brooklyn, and Michigan Law Reviews, The Florida Tax Review and The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Professor Michael Higdon, who joined the faculty of the College of Law in 2009, has been named associate dean for faculty development. Higdon is the former director of the College of Law’s Legal Writing Program. His research interests center upon constitutional law, family law, gender and sexuality, legal writing, wills, trusts, and estates.

Higdon’s recent research has examined biological citizenship and the children of same sex marriage, and the rights of a disinherited child. His work has been published in the Yale Law Journal Forum, the University of Colorado Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, and the Iowa Law Review.