Teaching interests:Legal Methods, Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Professional Responsibility
Education: B.A., University of Arkansas, with honors; J.D., Washington University, with honors.
Experience: Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Legal Methods, Cecil C. Humphreys School
of Law (2009-present); Adjunct Professor of Legal Methods, Cecil C. Humphreys School
of Law (2007-2009); Associate, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC (2007-2009); Associate, Tate,
Lazarini, Brady & Davis, PLC (2005-2007); Associate, Cates, Kurowski, Bailey & Shultz,
LLC (2003-2005); Associate, Carr, Korein, Tillery, Kunin, Montroy, Cates, Katz & Glass,
LLC (and successor firms) (2001-2003).
Admitted: Tennessee; Illinois (inactive); Missouri (inactive); U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois;
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Achievements: Jodi L. Wilson came to the University of Memphis to accept the Director of Legal
Methods position in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Memphis,
she was a litigator with a national civil litigation and arbitration practice, focusing
on business disputes and securities industry arbitrations. In 2002, the American
Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery presented Prof. Wilson with the Board
of Governors Chair Award in honor of her work in health care litigation on behalf
of physicians and other health care providers.
As a member of the community, Prof. Wilson has provided pro bono legal services through
Memphis Area Legal Services and the Community Legal Center. In connection with her
pro bono work, Memphis Area Legal Services awarded her the Advocate Circle Award for
Individuals in 2006.
Prof. Wilson graduated first in her class at the Washington University School of Law
and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was a staff member
of the Washington University Law Quarterly and a member of the Environmental Law National
Moot Court Team.
Phone: (901) 678-5730
Office: Law 349