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Timothy Floyd

Professor Timothy Floyd

Tommy Malone Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and Professor of Law



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Timothy W. Floyd is the Tommy Malone Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and Director of Experiential Education at Mercer University School of Law. In addition to supervising clinical and externship programs, he has taught courses in legal ethics, criminal law, civil procedure, legal skills, law and religion, and human rights. He has published three books and is the author of numerous articles in the area of legal ethics, law and religion, criminal law, and the death penalty. 

His most recent book is The Formation of Professional Identity: The Path from Student to Lawyer (with Pat Longan and Daisy Floyd). While teaching at several law schools in his career, he has represented persons facing the death penalty and worked to insure access to justice for all in civil cases. He received a B.A and an M.A. from Emory University and his J.D from the University of Georgia, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review.

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