Who is on the ASL faculty?

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Stephen P. Parsons

Stephen Parsons
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
sparsons@asl.edu
276-935-4349, Ext. 1210

J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law (1978)
B.A., Lipscomb University (1971)

Courses Taught: Evidence, Contracts, Sales

Professor Parsons received his B.A. with honors from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., with a double major in speech and religion. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, finishing first in his graduating class, and was selected for inclusion in the Order of the Coif. While a law student, he won the Advocates Prize Moot Court competition and was named Best Oralist in the competition. Licensed to practice in Tennessee for more than 30 years, Professor Parsons was a partner in the Stophel, Caldwell & Heggie firm in Chattanooga, Tenn., and later in the Wagner, Myers & Sanger firm in Knoxville, Tenn., specializing in commercial and tort litigation and bankruptcy law. He then became the principal in the Parsons Law Firm in Greeneville, Tenn., where he practiced commercial and tort litigation as well as employment law. Professor Parsons is the author of two textbooks: The A, B, C's of Debt:  A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law and Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional. He is currently working on a third: Trial Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach, scheduled for publication in 2013. He has received several Professor of the Year awards from various first- and second-year classes at ASL.

Books

  • Trial Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach (scheduled for publication in 2013)
  • Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional (Aspen, 4th ed., 2010)
  • The A, B, C's of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law (Aspen, 2nd ed., 2011)