Teri Dobbins Baxter

Williford Gragg Distinguished Professor

Teri Dobbins Baxter

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law, Family Law, Privacy Law, Tort Law


JD, 1997, Duke University School of Law

BA, 1993, Duke University


Professor Baxter practiced in the litigation and appellate sections in the Houston office of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (now Locke Lord LLP) for five years before joining the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2002. While there, Professor Baxter taught Contracts, Commercial Law, and Secured Transactions as well as seminars focused on the Fourth Amendment, Privacy, and Family Law issues.

In 2013 Professor Baxter joined the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she continues to teach Secured Transactions and a Family and Privacy seminar, but has added Constitutional Law, and Torts. These new courses provide a great fit with her scholarly focus on family, privacy, and related constitutional issues.

In her free time, Professor Baxter loves reading, traveling, and generally hanging out with her husband and two children.