TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 2, 2016

The University of Tennessee College of Law has announced that Professor Emeritus Otis Stephens died today. Stephens joined the university in 1967, teaching in the undergraduate political science department and the law school. He was named the law school’s Resident Scholar of Constitutional Law in 2000. He retired in 2012. During his long academic career, Stephens authored, co-authored, or edited six books on the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court, held a fellowship at Harvard Law School and taught at Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Southern College. He earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins in 1963 and his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1983. Funeral arrangements were not yet available.