Alena Allen

Alena Allen

Associate Professor of Law

(901) 678-3227
Office 368

About Professor Allen

Professor Allen joined the Memphis law faculty in 2010. She teaches Torts I, Torts II, Health Law Organization and Finance, Health Law Survey, and a Health Law Seminar. Professor Allen was voted Professor of the Year in 2013. Her research interests includes health policy, pharmaceutical regulation, and medical malpractice. Professor Allen’s work was one of only four articles chosen for presentation at the American Society of Health Medicine and Ethics/ SLU Law Health Scholars workshop in 2012.


J.D., Yale Law School, 2003; B.A., magna cum laude with honors in Psychology, Loyola University, 1999.


State Bar of Texas, DC Bar.


Assistant Professor of Law, 2010-Present; Healthcare/FDA Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, 2007-2009; Law Clerk, The Honorable Paulette Delk, Federal Bankruptcy Judge, Memphis, TN, 2006-2007; Law Clerk, The Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr., Federal District Court Judge, Memphis, TN, 2005-2006; Employee Benefits Associate, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX, 2003-2005; Summer Associate, Allen & Overy, London, England, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, TX, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Houston, TX, Summer 2001; Student Clerk, Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, New Orleans, LA, 1997-2000; Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Dr. Kim Ernst, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1999.

Honors and Awards

Professor Alena Allen has been selected to participate in the 2015 Maxine Smith Fellows Program of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). Click here to read more about this impressive accomplishment.