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Thomas B. Bennett

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

 

Biography

Professor Bennett is Associate Professor and Wall Family Fellow at the University of Missouri School of Law and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, as well as a Visiting Associate Professor at Villanova for the 2022–23 academic year. His research focuses on how complex civil litigation strains the relationship between state and federal courts and impacts the separation of powers. Professor Bennett’s scholarship has appeared in the NYU Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review, has won multiple awards, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2022, the students at Mizzou Law named him 1L Professor of the Year. He was also selected as a University-wide Presidential Engagement Fellow for the 2021–22 academic year. Before joining the faculty at Mizzou in 2020, he was a Furman Academic Fellow at NYU School of Law and spent four years in private practice litigating appeals, complex civil cases, and administrative matters. Professor Bennett is also a former law clerk to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Jesse M. Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

 

Practice Experience

  • Associate Professor and Wall Family Fellow, University of Missouri School of Law and Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, 2020–present
  • Furman Academic Fellow, NYU School of Law, 2018–20
  • Associate, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick LLP, 2014–18
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Jesse M. Furman, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013–14
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2012–13
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Office: Rm 231, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-7076
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Publications


Courses and Seminars

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts/Federal Systems

Education

  • New York University School of Law, JD (magna cum laude)
  • Swarthmore College, BA (with honors; History and Philosophy of Politics)