Stephen Clowney

I’m a law professor at the University of Arkansas. I write primarily about property but also work on land use, social norms, race, and trusts & estates. Before moving to Arkansas, I taught for six years at the University of Kentucky.

I hold a J.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Princeton University.  At Yale, I was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review.

Prior to entering academia, I served as a Law Clerk in the Chambers of the Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert, in Santa Barbara, California. I have also worked as a legal consultant in Hawaii, a college admissions officer, and a gravedigger.


  • J.D. 2006

    Juris Doctor

    Yale Law School

  • A.B. 2000

    A.B. in African American Studies

    Princeton University


  • Present2014

    Associate Professor

    University of Arkansas, School of Law

  • 20142012

    Frost, Brown & Todd Associate Professor

    University of Kentucky, College of Law

  • 20122008

    Assistant Professor

    University of Kentucky, College of Law

  • 20092009

    Visiting Professor

    University of Pittsburgh, School of Law

  • 20082007

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Oklahoma City University, School of Law