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John J. Garman

Professor of Law


B.A., David Lipscomb University; J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School; LL.M., Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille (France)

John J. Garman, professor of law, joined the faculty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2000. Garman taught at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee from 1992 through 1999, when he moved to France to pursue an LL.M. with distinction in European Union law from the Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille. Professor Garman graduated cum laude with a B.A. from David Lipscomb University in 1988 and earned his J.D from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1991. Currently he teaches Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Children's Rights, Business Associations, and Civil Rights. Professor Garman also coaches the law school's award-winning American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy team.

Professor Garman researches and writes in the area of comparative US/EU law.

An avid fan of music and the arts, Professor Garman volunteers for the drum and bugle corps youth activity and enjoys attending drum corps competitions throughout North America. In his spare time he performs on the upright bass fiddle for the Goat Hill String Band. Professor Garman is an amateur radio licensee and received a commendation from Alabama Gov. Bob Riley for assisting with emergency communications during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Professor Garman is also a licensed pilot.

Professor Garman is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and maintained an active litigation practice before moving to Montgomery.


Eat Your Broccoli: The Affordable Care Act Is a Valid Exercise of Congress' War Power, 43 U. Mem. L.Rev. ___ (2013).

The North American Free Trade Agreement: Looking at the Binational Panel System Through the Lens of Free Enterprise Fund, 10 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 525 (2011) (with Matt Bell).

Is the Unitary Executive Theory Spreading to the European Union? A Comparative Look at the Lisbon Treaty, 15 Touro Int'l. L. Rev. (2010).

The Zero-Tolerance Discipline Plan and Due Process: Elements of a Model Resolving Conflicts Between Discipline and Fairness, (with Ray Walker), 1 Faulkner L. Rev. 289 (2010).

The European Union Combats Racism and Xenophobia by Forbidding Expression: An Analysis of the Framework Decision, 39 U. Tol. L. Rev. 843 (2008).

The New War Between the States: A Look at the Incentives to Recruit Foreign Automakers to the South, DamilerChrysler v. Cuno, and the European Union Prohibition Against State Aid, 25 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 313 (2007).

International Law and Children's Human Rights: International, Constitutional, and Political Conflicts Blocking Passage of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 41 Val. U. L. Rev. 659 (2006).

Etudiants Sans Frontiéres: Out-of-State Tuition, The Right to Travel, and the European Union, 23 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 283 (2004).

Faulkner University | John J. Garman

Contact Information

Phone: 386-7532
Email: jgarman@faulkner.edu