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Andrew Morriss


D. Paul Jones, Jr. & Charlene Angelich Jones Chairholder of Law

University of Alabama

Professor Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 book chapters, scholarly articles, and books. He serves as a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 

Morriss is also a Reporter for the Restatement of Employment Law by the American Law Institute, and a Senior Fellow for the Houston-based Institute for Energy Research. He taught the Law and Economics of the Financial Crisis as a Visiting Professor of Law at Alabama during fall 2009 semester. 
Morriss earned an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D., as well as an M.A. in Public Affairs, from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After law school, Morriss clerked for U.S. District Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders, Jr. in the Northern District of Texas and worked for two years at Texas Rural Legal Aid in Hereford and Plainview, Texas.
Morriss was formerly the inaugural H. Ross and Helen Workman Professor of Law & Professor of Business at the University of Illinois College of Law.