Teaching interests: Health Law, Torts, ERISA, Food & Drug Law
Education: J.D., Yale Law School, 2003; B.A., magna cum laude with honors in Psychology, Loyola University, 1999.
Achievements/Publications: Professor Allen joined the Memphis law faculty in 2010. She teaches Torts I,
Torts II, Health Law Organization and Finance, Health Law Survey, and a Health Law
Seminar. Professor Allen was voted Professor of the Year in 2013. Her research
interests includes health policy, pharmaceutical regulation, and medical malpractice.
Professor Allen’s work was one of only four articles chosen for presentation at the
American Society of Health Medicine and Ethics/ SLU Law Health Scholars workshop in
Representative Publications: State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio,
2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)
Experience: Assistant Professor of Law, 2010-Present; Healthcare/FDA Associate, Arnold & Porter
LLP, 2007-2009; Law Clerk, The Honorable Paulette Delk, Federal Bankruptcy Judge,
Memphis, TN, 2006-2007; Law Clerk, The Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr., Federal District
Court Judge, Memphis, TN, 2005-2006; Employee Benefits Associate, Baker Botts LLP,
Houston, TX, 2003-2005, Summer Associate, Allen & Overy, London, England, Summer 2002;
Summer Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, TX, Summer 2002; Summer Associate,
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Houston, TX, Summer 2001; Student Clerk, Dept. of Justice,
Executive Office for Immigration Review, New Orleans, LA, 1997-2000; Research Assistant,
Department of Psychology, Dr. Kim Ernst, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1999.
Admitted: State Bar of Texas, DC Bar.
Phone: (901) 678-3227
Office: Law 345