Associate Professor Thomas B. Bennett to Join SMU Dedman Law Faculty

Professor Thomas B. Bennett, Associate Professor of Law and Wall Family Fellow at the University of Missouri School of Law, will join the SMU Dedman School of Law faculty in fall 2024.

Professor Bennett’s 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 NYU Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the University of Missouri faculty 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. Additionally, he holds a joint appointment at MU’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. 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. He holds a J.D. magna cum laude from NYU School of Law and a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College.

Read Professor Bennett's CV.