Alan M. Trammell Associate Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8329


Office: 448 Lewis Hall 

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Area of Expertise

Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Conflicts of Laws


BA, Wake Forest University

MSc, London School of Economics

MSt, Oxford University

JD, University of Virginia


Alan M. Trammell teaches and writes primarily in the fields of civil procedure, federal courts, constitutional law, and conflict of laws. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities on universal injunctions and has been invited to present his research at numerous conferences, on podcasts, and in popular media. His scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Before joining the W&L faculty in 2020, Professor Trammell taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). He has also served as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School, where the student body selected him as Professor of the Year in 2014.

Professor Trammell earned his law degree from the University of Virginia where he was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar and served as Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands). He then spent three years as a litigation associate at the firm now known as Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC in Washington, D.C.

Before law school, he received a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and master's degrees from the London School of Economics & Political Science and Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.

Recent Publications

The False Promise of Jurisdiction Stripping, 123 Colum. L. Rev. 2077 (2023) (with Daniel Epps)

Settled Law, 107 Va. L. Rev. 57 (2021) (with G. Alexander Nunn)

The Constitutionality of Nationwide Injunctions, 91 U. Colo. L. Rev. 977 (2020) [symposium essay]

Demystifying Nationwide Injunctions, 98 Tex. L. Rev. 67 (2019)

Precedent and Preclusion, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 565 (2017)