RUSSELL FOWLER is Associate Director Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and has managed legal aid offices in Chattanooga since 1997. He earned his B.A. in history and political science and his J.D. in 1987 at the University of Memphis. After serving as the law clerk to Chancellor C. Neal Small, he was with the Memphis law firm of James S. Cox and Associates for 10 years. He also regularly served as Special Chancellor in the Chancery Court of Shelby County.  Fowler has over 50 publications on law and legal history, including works for The New England Law Review, The Journal of Supreme Court History, The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, the Smithsonian Institution, the ABA, and The Tennessee Bar Journal. He also writes the column “History’s Verdict” for The Tennessee Bar Journal. Since 1999, Fowler has been an adjunct at UTC where he teaches judicial process, constitutional law, and Law and Politics and was selected by the faculty as UTC’s Outstanding Adjunct Professor of 2005.  He has taught many continuing legal education courses for lawyers across Tennessee. Course subjects have included Chancery practice, legal history, and appellate practice.