Faculty Profile: Mohamed Faizer

Mohamed FaizerLMU Duncan School of Law
Previous Courses Taught (3)
  • Issues Facing In-house Lawyers: A Panel Discussion
  • Federal Practice Forum 2023
  • An Administrative Law Primer for the Uninitiated
Biography

Professor M. Akram Faizer is Professor of Law at the LMU-Duncan School of Law, where he teaches U.S. Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Administrative Law, Estate Planning, Property Law and Tennessee Constitutional Law. Professor Faizer’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law, estate planning law and tax law with special emphasis on the increased tension in mature democracies between majority rule, minority rights, franchise righs and living standards. He has written extensively on updating jurisprudence related to the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment to engender socio-economic inequality and voting rights deficiencies and has been cited in the Annotated United States Code for his work on voting rights.  Professor Faizer is has co-chaired the Knoxville Bar Association’s Diversity in the Practice committee for several years, and in that capacity, has invited numerous speakers to make presentations to local lawyers, law students and academicians on methods of enhancing inclusion and cultural competence in the legal profession. This year, Professor Faizer was recognized for his leadership contributions and chosen as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Law Leadership (TBALL) class of 2020. He joined the LMU faculty in July 2011, was named Professor of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year, appears frequently on local media and awarded tenure and full professor status as of July 1, 2017. Professor Faizer has chaired the law school’s Diversity Committee and Faculty Recruitment Committees for several years and this year has been honored to chair the law school’s Dean Search Committee.

Prior to joining the LMU faculty, Professor Faizer was a practicing litigator in Buffalo, NY, at the venerable law firm of Barclay Damon LLP. Professor Faizer focused his practice on real estate valuation, with special emphasis on both eminent domain and tax assessment disputes. Professor Faizer was the first person to be awarded the Hanna S. Cohn Young Lawyer Award by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono legal services.

Professor Faizer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame,
IN, with a Juris Doctor Degree in June 2000. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

He is a member of the New York and Tennessee bars.