Akram Faizer

Akram Faizer
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., McGill University
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School

Professor Akram Faizer joined the LMU faculty in July 2011. Prior to joining the LMU
faculty, Professor Faizer was a practicing attorney in Buffalo, NY, where he specialized
in litigation at Hiscock & Barclay LLP, a venerable New York law firm. As a
litigator, Professor Faizer focused his practice on real estate valuation, with special
emphasis on both eminent domain and tax assessment disputes. While practicing as an
attorney, Professor Faizer was the first person to be awarded the Hanna S. Cohn Young
Lawyer Award by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono legal service to his
community. The Award was especially meaningful to Professor Faizer in that it is awarded
on annual basis to only one attorney in the entire State of New York based on the
recommendation of that attorney’s local bar association.

Professor Faizer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame,
IN, with a Juris Doctor Degree in June 2000. While a law student, Professor Faizer was
awarded the Jessup International Moot Court Award for excellent in oral advocacy and an
award by the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights based on his participation in
“Peace Project,” a human rights internship that enabled participants from North American
law schools to both learn about and seek ways of engendering a stable peace between
parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Professor Faizer holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology from Montreal, Canada’s McGill University.

He is a member of the New York and Tennessee bars.

Articles

EXACERBATING THE DIVIDE: WHY THE ROBERTS COURT’S RECENT SAME-SEX JURISPRUDENCE IS AN IMPROVIDENT USE OF THE COURT’S JUDICIAL REVIEW POWERS, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy (2015)

REINFORCED POLARIZATION: HOW THE ROBERTS COURT’S RECENT, Cumberland Law Review (2015)

Legal Update: A Tortured Path to Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee – A Practitioner’s GuideDICTA (2013)

Chief Justice John “Marshall” Roberts – How the Chief Justice’s Majority Opinion Upholding the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Evokes Chief Justice Marshall’s Decision in Marbury v. MadisonU.N.H. L. Rev. (2013)

The United States Supreme Court sustained the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of…

War on Terror — Lessons from LincolnL.M.U. L. Rev. (2013)

LMU | DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW
601 West Summit Hill Drive | Knoxville, TN 37902

865.545.5300 Main Number
423.869.6914 Fax Number
865.545.5303 Admissions

Lincoln Memorial University

Accreditation Statement
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
by the American Bar Association. The earliest LMU-DSOL may apply for ABA full accreditation is December 2016.

Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to:
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738

American Bar Association FAQ Website

Additionally, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.