Professor Fredrick Vars

Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law at The University of Alabama School of Law
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Professor at The University of Alabama School of Law. His practice included all phases of civil litigation, with an emphasis on legal malpractice. Professor Vars teaches Property, Decedents’ Estates, and Mental Health Law. His research interests include mental health and empirical analysis of law. He is a former law clerk to Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Joan B. Gottschall on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Vars also served as Fellow in the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School. Professor Vars received his A.B. from Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) and J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served on the editorial board for The Yale Law Journal.

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  • I know much has been written about kind of a connection to making sure slaves don’t get guns. It was a big push for regulation in the South, and part of the Fourteenth Amendment was to change that and to give everybody sort of equal rights and equal ability to kind of protect themselves. So there’s a positive story right behind gun rights.

    11 July 2022
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