Thomas B. Bennett

Associate Professor of Law and Wall Family Fellow

School of Law

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2465
Address 216 Hulston Hall
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Education BA, with honors, Swarthmore College, ’07
JD, magna cum laude, New York University, ’12

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts

About Thomas Bennett

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 the NYU Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the 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. 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 JD magna cum laude from NYU School of Law and a BA with honors from Swarthmore College.

Professor Bennett holds a joint appointment at MU’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.

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