The University of Tennessee College of Law
Professor Ben Barton is the author of four books: Fixing Law Schools, Rebooting Justice, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession, and The Lawyer-Judge Bias in the American courts. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. He has worked as an associate at a large law firm, clerked for a federal judge, represented the indigent for 12 years as a clinical law professor, and now teaches torts, contracts, and the A2J Lab, an innovative law and coding class. Rebooting Justice was positively reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and his scholarship has been discussed in USA Today, The ABA Journal, and TIME magazine. His law review articles have been published in the International Journal of Law and Economics, The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and the law reviews of the Universities of Toronto, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California.
Professor Barton has won the student selected Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award and has been named the Outstanding Faculty Advisor for UT Pro Bono three times. In 2014-15 he received a Fulbright Award to teach Comparative Law at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Online dispute resolution is becoming a more common tool and is a vital piece of the access to justice solution. How is it working now? Who is using it? What are the advantages and what are the pitfalls? Is this a tool to make justice more accessible or does it just pose another barrier to […]