Teaching interests: Tort Law, Copyright Law, Insurance Law.
Education: B.A., 1968, DePaul University; J.D., 1971, DePaul University; LL.M., 1976, The University
of Illinois, College of Law.
Experience: Civil Litigation and Appellate practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1971-73; Teaching Fellow,
1973-74, The University of Illinois, College of Law; The University of Memphis School
of Law faculty since 1974; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1980-82, 1986-87;
Interim Dean, 1984-86, 2004-2005.
Achievements/Publications: National Endowment For The Humanities Fellow, Summer 1979, The University of Chicago
School of Law; Professor of the Year, 2001-2002, The University of Memphis School
of Law; Recipient, 2005, Excellence in Legal Education Award, The University of Memphis
School of Law. Professor Wanat has authored or co-authored many works. His scholarship
appears in nationally recognized legal periodicals. His "articles" are cited in a
diverse body of legal publications. Professor Wanat writes to a Tort Law or Copyright/Entertainment