Hall, Timothy L. 1955-

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HALL, Timothy L. 1955-

PERSONAL: Born October 28, 1955, in Tyler, TX; son of Norris (a tax assessor and collector) and Betty (an elementary school librarian; maiden name, Lewis; present surname, Pettit) Hall; married Lee Nicholson, November 20, 1977; children: Benjamin Lee, Amy Kirsten. Education: University of Houston, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1978; Rice University, graduate study, 1978-80; University of Texas, J.D. (with honors), 1983. Politics: Republican. Religion: Presbyterian. Hobbies and other interests: Woodworking, music.

ADDRESSES: Home—311 Phillip Rd., Oxford, MS38655. Office—Lyceum 150, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677; fax: 662-915-5280. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, judicial clerk, 1983-84; Hughes & Luce, Austin, TX, litigation associate, 1984-89; University of Mississippi, University, MS, assistant professor, 1989-93, associate professor, 1993-99, professor of law, 1999—, Mitchell, McNutt, Threadgill, Smith & Sams Lecturer in Law, 1997-98, associate provost, 2002—. University of Texas, visiting professor, 1994. Member of State Bar of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

MEMBER: American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools (member of executive committee, section on law and religion, 1994, 1995, 1996), Order of the Coif.


(Editor and contributor) Ready Reference: American Justice, Salem Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1996.

The Labor of Love: Creating an Enduring Romance in Your Marriage, Kregel Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996.

(Editor and contributor) Ready Reference: Censorship, three volumes, Salem Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1997.

(Editor and contributor) Civil Rights Encyclopedia, three volumes, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 1997.

(Editor and contributor) Ready Reference: Women's Issues, three volumes, Salem Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1997.

(With Michael L. Harrington) The University of Mississippi: In Principle and Practice, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 4th edition, 1998.

(Editor and contributor) Ready Reference: Family Life, three volumes, Salem Press (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1998.

Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1998.

(Editor) Magill's Legal Guide, three volumes, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2000.

Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary, Facts on File (New York, NY), 2001.

Entering the University, Pearson Custom Publishing (Boston, MA), 2nd edition, 2001.

American Religious Leaders, Facts on File (New York, NY), 2003.

(Editor) U.S. Laws, Acts, and Treaties, Salem Press (Pasadena, CA), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Christian Perspectives on Law, edited by Michael McConnell, Angela Carmella, and Robert Cochran, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2001. Contributor of articles and reviews to law journals, including For the Defense.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Continuing research on law and religion.

SIDELIGHTS: Timothy L. Hall told CA: "Most of my writing has been of a scholarly nature and focused in the areas of church/state matters and legal ethics. I have never been happy, though, with the thought that only a handful of other scholars around the country would read my books and articles. Consequently, I have attempted in recent years to write reference works for a broader audience. The books published by Facts on File were written under contract. I found contract deadlines helpful because they forced me to write a set amount virtually every day for a period of some months."