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Andrew McClurg Named to Herff Chair of Excellence at Law School
For release: Aug. 3, 2006
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Andrew J. McClurg has been named to the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He is a nationally recognized scholar and teacher in the areas of tort law, products liability, privacy law, and firearms policy.

From 2002 to 2006 McClurg was a member of the founding faculty of the Florida International University College of Law. He had earlier been the Nadine H. Baum Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has also taught at Wake Forest University, the University of Colorado, and Golden Gate University.

McClurg's books and law review articles have been widely cited by courts and in more than 165 journals, including the law reviews of every law school in the 2006 U.S. News & World Report's "Top 25" rankings. He has received two awards of excellence for his legal scholarship.

McClurg is the recipient of five teaching awards and is in demand nationally as a lecturer and presenter. He is the author/editor of two legal humor books and a former monthly columnist for the American Bar Association Journal. McClurg has been quoted as a legal expert by National Public Radio, Time, U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, and many other media sources.

A graduate of the College of Law at the University of Florida, he was a member of the Florida Law Review there.

The University of Memphis has 26 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other university in Tennessee. The University recognizes nationally prominent teacher-scholars by naming them to these prestigious Chairs of Excellence, which are funded by a public/private endowment that was established under a special statute by the state of Tennessee to attract and retain the finest faculty in their fields.

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