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Jodi Wilson

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director of Legal Methods; Associate Professor of Law

(901) 678-5730
Law School, Office 269
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About Professor Wilson

Professor Wilson came to the University of Memphis to accept the Director of Legal Methods position in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Memphis, she was a litigator with a national civil litigation and arbitration practice, focusing on business disputes and securities industry arbitrations. In 2002, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery presented Prof. Wilson with the Board of Governors Chair Award in honor of her work in health care litigation on behalf of physicians and other health care providers.

As a member of the community, Prof. Wilson has provided pro bono legal services through Memphis Area Legal Services and the Community Legal Center. In connection with her pro bono work, Memphis Area Legal Services awarded her the Advocate Circle Award for Individuals in 2006.

Prof. Wilson graduated first in her class at the Washington University School of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was a staff member of the Washington University Law Quarterly and a member of the Environmental Law National Moot Court Team.


B.A., University of Arkansas, with honors; J.D., Washington University, with honors.


Tennessee; Illinois (inactive); Missouri (inactive); U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Legal Methods, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2009-present); Adjunct Professor of Legal Methods, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2007-2009); Associate, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC (2007-2009); Associate, Tate, Lazarini, Brady & Davis, PLC (2005-2007); Associate, Cates, Kurowski, Bailey & Shultz, LLC (2003-2005); Associate, Carr, Korein, Tillery, Kunin, Montroy, Cates, Katz & Glass, LLC (and successor firms) (2001-2003).

Teaching Interests

Legal Methods, Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility


Please see professor Wilson's SSRN page for details about her scholarly research.