Stetson University

Michael P. Allen - Publications


Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives
Professor of Law
Director, Veterans Law Institute

B.A., University of Rochester
J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Constitutional Law I, the Federal Courts and the Federal System, Remedies, Veterans Benefits


An Illustrated Guide to Civil Procedure (Aspen, 2d ed., 2011) (co-author Michael F. Finch) (with accompanying teacher's manual).

Federal Court: Context, Cases and Problems (with Professors Michael Finch and Caprice Roberts) (Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2009)(with accompanying teacher's manual)

An Illustrated Guide to Civil Procedure (with Professor Michael Finch) (Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2006)(with accompanying teacher's manual)


Book Chapter

Constitutional Law in An Overview of American Law (LEXIS, 2009)


Articles and Essays

Some Commentary on Three Cases from the Federal Circuit and the CAVC as We Approach Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Review of Veteran's Benefits, 5 Vet. L. Rev. ___ (2012).

The Roberts Court and How to Say What the Law Is, 40 Stetson L. Rev. 671 (2011).

Due Process and the American Veteran: What the Constitution Can Tell Us About the Veterans' Benefits System, 80 U. Cin. L. Rev. ___ (2011/12).

The Law of Veterans' Benefits 2008-2010:  Significant Developments, Trends, and a Glimpse into the Future, 3 Vet. L. Rev. 1 (2011).

A Limited Defense of (at Least Some of) the Umpire Analogy, 32 Seattle U. L. Rev. 525 (2009) (invited symposium contribution)

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims at Twenty: A Proposal for a Legislative Commission to Consider its Future, 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 361(2009)

The Underappreciated First Amendment Importance of Lawrence v. Texas, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1045 (2008)

Of Remedy, Juries and State Regulation of Punitive Damages: The Significance of Philip Morris v. Williams, 63 N.Y. U. Annual Survey Am. L. 343 (2008) (lead article)

George W. Bush and the Nature of Executive Authority: The Role of Courts in a Time of Constitutional Change, 72 Brooklyn L. Rev. 871 (2007)

Significant Developments in Veterans Law (2004-2006) and What They Reveal About the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 40 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 483 (2007)

A Survey and Some Commentary on Federal Tort Reform 39 Akron L. Rev. 909 (2006) (Invited Contribution to Fourth Remedies Discussion Forum)

Justice O'Connor and the "Right to Die": Constitutional Promises Unfulfilled, 14 Wm. & Mary Bill Rights J. 821 (2006)

Congress and Terri Schiavo: A Primer on the American Constitutional Order?, 108 W. Va. L. Rev. 309 (2005) (lead article)

Terri's Law and Democracy, 35 Stetson L. Rev. 179 (2005) (symposium issue)

The Supreme Court, Punitive Damages and State Sovereignty, 13 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1 (2004) (lead article)

The Constitution at the Threshold of Life and Death: A Suggested Approach to Accommodate an Interest in Life and a Right to Die, 53 Am. U. L. Rev. 971 (2004) (lead article)

Life, Death and Advocacy: The Role of Procedure in the Contested End-of-Life Case, 34 Stetson L. Rev. 55 (2004) (Advocacy Symposium Issue)

Making Legal Education Relevant to Our Students One Step at a Time: Using the Group Project to Teach Personal Jurisdiction in Civil Procedure,27 Hamline L. Rev. 134 (2004)(lead article) 

In Rem Jurisdiction From Pennoyer to Shaffer to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 11 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 243 (2002) (lead article)


Other Writings

Book Review: The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis, THE LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW Vol. 19 No. 7 (July 2009) pp. 534-37 

The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: The Past, Present and Future, prepared in conjunction with and appearing in the proceedings of the Tenth Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (April, 2008) 

Book Review: The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resillience, and the Law in the

United Kingdom, THE LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW Vol. 17 No. 2 (February 2007) pp. 122-24

Introduction and Commentary: Reflections on and Implications of Schiavo, 35 Stetson L. Rev. 1 (Symposium Issue) (2005) (with Rebecca Morgan)

Book Review: Asbestos Litigation, THE LAW AND POLITICS BOOKS REVIEW Vol. 15 No. 12 (December 2005) pp. 1057-59

The Proper Role of Religion in End-of-Life Matters, NAELA eCatalog (May 3, 2005) (invited contribution)

An Introduction (and Confession): The Role of Mentoring and Modeling in Teaching Professional Responsibility 14 Widener L. J. 323 (Symposium Issue) (2005)

Book Review: Changes in the Standards for Admitting Expert Evidence in Federal Civil Cases Since the Daubert Decision, THE LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW Vol. 12 No. 4 (April 2002) pp. 173-175

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