Allen Mendenhall is a lawyer, writer, and educator with experience in private practice, academia, and government.
Mendenhall has been an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama and Staff Attorney to Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Mendenhall is also a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute.
He holds a B.A. from Furman University, M.A. and J.D. from West Virginia University, LL.M. from Temple University, and Ph.D. from Auburn University. He is the author of the book Literature and Liberty (2012) and has two books forthcoming with university presses: an edition of the collected essays of John William Corrington and a study of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s influence on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Mendenhall has taught at Auburn University, Faulkner University, Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, and Huntingdon College and has published hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews in both popular and scholarly publications.