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Emeritus Faculty

Otis H. Stephens, Jr.Otis H. Stephens, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Phone: (865) 974-6828

Field of Study: American Government (Public Law; Judicial Politics)


  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1963; J.D.
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, 1983


Professor Stephens, a distinguished member of the University's political science faculty since 1967, became the College of Law's Resident Scholar of Constitutional Law in 2000. Professor Stephens has authored or co-authored five books on the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court and published numerous articles, book reviews, and professional papers. He held a post doctoral fellowship at Harvard Law School and, in addition to UT, has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Southern College.

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