Director of Academic Excellence and Clinical Associate Professor of Law
- J.D. (Order of the Coif), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- B.A., Mathematics (Phi Beta Kappa), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor McClanahan graduated first in his class from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the North Carolina Law Review and the student director of the Honors Writing Scholar program. Following law school, he clerked for The Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also was an officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard, serving in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.
McClanahan teaches courses in Contract Law, Applied Legal Concepts, Professional Responsibility, and legal research and writing. He serves as the Director of Academic Excellence Programs, including the Legal Education Advancement Program (LEAP) and SOAR Bar Success Program. His primary research interests include constitutional criminal procedure, contracts, judicial ethics, and empirical legal studies.
Professor McClanahan is a frequent speaker at national and regional law conferences. In addition, he was recently awarded the UNC Law Pro Bono Publico Award for Faculty Member of the Year.
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Do Trademark Lawyers Matter? (Jon P. McClanahan and Deborah R. Gerhardt), 16 STAN. TECH. L. REV. 583 (2013). [Westlaw, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link]
Safeguarding the Propriety of the Judiciary, 91 N.C.L. REV. 1951 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
Citizen Participation in Japanese Criminal Trials: Reimagining the Right to Trial By Jury in the United States, 37 N.C. J. INT'L L. & COM. REG. 725 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
Sharpening the Blunt Blue Pencil: Renewing the Reason for Covenants Not To Compete in North Carolina (with K. Burke), 90 N.C. L. REV. 1931 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
The "True" Right to Trial by Jury: The Founders' Formulation and Its Demise, 111 W. VA. L. REV. 791 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]