Clinical Professor and Bouma Clinical Fellow in Trial Law
BA, St. Olaf College, 1977
JD, University of Illinois, 1980
Professor Allen has been a member of the Iowa faculty since 1990. Before entering teaching, he was a staff attorney and senior staff attorney with the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa. He teaches in the Clinical Law Programs and offers a seminar on Poverty Law with Professor Cox. He has frequently taught in the law school’s trial advocacy program. Since 1993, he has supervised the Assistive Technology Clinic, funded through the Iowa Program for Assistive Technology. He also supervises the Clinic’s Muscatine Intake Project, where many of the clients communicate primarily in Spanish. Much of his work has been in the area of employment law; he has done employment discrimination, ERISA, and unemployment insurance cases. He also supervises the Poverty Law Internship Program, which provides paid summer internships to students placed at legal aid providers in Iowa. He is a member of the Dean Mason Ladd Inn of Court and is the law school liaison for the Inn.