J. Thomas Sullivan

William H. Bowen School of Law

Professor of Law

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Thomas Sullivan is a distinguished professor of law at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Over the last five years, he has published seven articles on due process, criminal defense, and appellate advocacy. In nominating him, his colleagues point to his expertise in appellate practice and procedure as well as his insight, scrupulous scholarship, and lucid writing.

Sullivan’s commitment to criminal and appellate law has led him to create the courses he regularly teaches at Bowen: Criminal Procedure/Trial; Criminal Procedure/Post-Trial; Arkansas Criminal Trial Practice; and Law and Psychiatry. He was also the founding editor of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, which was published by the law school for 20 years before moving to the University of Arizona last year.

Sullivan has also maintained a limited practice of law, providing representation to indigent litigants in criminal cases, either in a pro bono capacity or by appointments by federal and state courts. In addition to his teaching and writing, Sullivan regularly lectures on criminal law, the death penalty, and other legal concepts to forensic psychiatry fellows through the UAMS/DBHS Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

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