Brandon Blankenship

Brandon Blankenship

Assistant Professorl UAB Pre-Law Director; LSAC Designated Pre-Law Advisor; UAB Mock Trial Team Faculty Advisor
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(205) 934-2069
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Research Interests: Restorative justice and leadership, Jurisprudence, Ethics in law

Teaching Interests: Experiential learning

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Political Science (with Honors)
  • J.D., Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Before coming to UAB in 2017, I spent over ten years as a practicing attorney focused mainly on multi-plaintiff litigation (like the TransUnion Privacy Litigation). A large portion of my practice was dedicated to pro bono work including death penalty cases.

My current Bad Boy Bias research project at UAB is puzzling through why, if American jurisprudence is based on evidence, are phrases like “bad man” and “bad woman” so prevalent in case law? If the evidence does not prove guilt, for example, what difference does it make that the accused is a “bad” person from the courts’ point of view.

In addition to research and teaching, I co-created the Journey to Attorney Pre-Law Camp for high school students. This Camp is an opportunity to introduce campers to the pre-professional competencies they need to be successful as an undergraduate and invite them to ask themselves which problem in the world they want to be a part of solving.