Elected Member

Professor Jason P. Steed

Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky, J. David Rosenberg College of Law
Brigham Young University
University of Texas School of Law

Jason P. Steed is a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law. He was an English professor for several years before leaving academia to pursue a legal education at the University of Texas School of Law. After 15 years of practice as an appellate lawyer in Texas, Jason decided to return to academia, this time as a law professor. As a visiting assistant professor at UK, he will teach courses in Civil Procedure, Federal Appellate Advocacy, State Constitutional Law, and Legislation/Statutory Interpretation.

Throughout his career as an appellate attorney, Jason represented a diverse range of clients in cases with stakes ranging from $80,000 to $1 billion. He has appeared in numerous state and federal appellate courts across the United States, including the Supreme Courts of Texas, California, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Tennessee, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Jason has argued in five of the federal circuit courts of appeals, where his brief writing skills have earned accolades from judges and opposing counsel. One federal district judge, in a written opinion, lauded Jason as "an excellent lawyer [who] provided vigorous, high-quality legal representation."

Before his legal career, Jason earned an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in American literature, and taught literature and writing courses at various institutions, including Western Oregon University and Brigham Young University. In addition to scholarly articles and articles on legal practice, Jason has also published several short stories and poems, and a short memoir entitled The Birds That Saved Me.

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Areas of Expertise
Procedural Law (Litigation)
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Constitutional Law