Clyde Willis, J.D., Ph.D.
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Personal Web Page (with class materials) www.mtsu.edu/~cewillis Education
Graduate Public Administration
- Administrative Contracts
- Constitutional Law
- Law & Banking
- Special Topics in "Judicial Decision-making"
- Trial Advocacy and Procedure
- Administrative Law
- Public Sector Employment Law
- Labor Law
Experience Academic Experience
- U.S. Constitutional Law
- International Politics
- World Law: International Legal and Political Systems
- Political Philosophy
- The U.S. Presidency
- The Judicial Process
- Philosophy of Judicial Interpretation
- Law & Literature
- Public Policy & Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice Administration
- Introduction to American Government
- Introduction to Political Science
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
Non-Academic Professional Experience
- 2004 to present, Professor, MTSU.
- 2000-2004 Member of the Board of Directors of the American Mock Trial Association,
following 2004 Director Emeritus.
- 1999-2004, Associate Professor, MTSU.
- 1993-1999, Associate Professor of Public Law, Valdosta State University, Valdosta,
- 1997, Fulbright Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia:
- Lectured in constitutionalism and contracting with governments, served as consultant
to Ethiopian Ministry of Justice on civil and penal reform; coached Moot Court Team.
- 1996, Visiting Professor in the Law Faculty, Syktyvkar State University, Russia:
- Lectured in trial advocacy and Law & Banking; served as consultant to court officials
and lawyers on trial reform.
- 1991-1993, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Union College,
- Tennessee Supreme Court Certified Rule 31 Mediator.
- 1985-1991, Partner in law firm Harwell, Baumgartner & Willis, Knoxville, Tennessee
- 1986, Attorney General pro tempore for State of Tennessee
- 1984-1985, Partner in law firm Smith & Willis, Raleigh, North Carolina, practicing
labor and employment law
- 1971-1984, Partner in law firm Hyder & Willis, Rogersville, Tennessee, practicing
civil, administrative, and criminal law
- 1969-1971, Staff Attorney with Federal Trade Commission
- 1975-1977, Mayor of the City of Rogersville, Tennessee
- Essays related to the First Amendment on "Atheism,"; "Birth of a Nation,"; "Emma Goldman,";
"Eugene Debs,"; "Picketing"; and "William Prynn" in The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Hudson, John et al, eds. Washington, D.C.: CQ press (forthcoming 2008).
- Essays on civil liberties, including "Bifurcated Trials,"; "Blue Laws,"; "Censorship,";
"Child Pornography,"; "Copyrights & Patents,"; "Corrupt Practices Act of 1925,"; "Espionage
Act of 1917,"; "Eight Amendment Evolving Standards of Decency,"; "Obscenity,"; "Pornography,";
"Publicity Act of 1910,"; "Red Scare (1919-1920),"; "Release Time (for religion during
school) Program,"; "Subversive Speech"; in Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America, Edited by Schultz, David et al. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.
- Biographical essays on Judges John R. Brown, William Cranch, and Horace Gray in Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, John Vile, ed. Santa Barbara: ABC‑CLIO; (June 2003).
- Landmark Congressional Laws on the First Amendment. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, Inc., 2002.
- Essays on "Roscoe Conkling: Pugilistic Rhetorician,"; "James Otis: Revolutionary Activist,";
and "Louis Nizer: Rainmaker,"; in Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia. Edited
by John R. Vile. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2001.
- "The Phenomenology in a Feminist Approach to Obscenity Law," 16 Law and Philosophy, No. 2 (1997), 177.
- "Teacher's Portfolio," in Peter Seldin's The Teaching Portfolio, 2nd ed., Anker Publishing Co. , 1997
- "Judicial Interpretation: Distinctions Without Differences," i n Perspectives in Politics: From Aristotle to Present, Peterson, Argile and Allen, eds. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. , 1994.
- "The Paradox of Limited Government: A Topsy-Turvy World," 14 American Review, (March 1994) 18.