Allen Mendenhall is a writer, attorney, editor, speaker, and literary critic. As of January 2013, he is a staff attorney for Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama. He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University, M.A. in English from West Virginia University, J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, LL.M. in transnational law from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Ph.D. in English from Auburn University. He is managing editor of the Southern Literary Review and has been an adjunct legal associate at the Cato Institute as well as a Humane Studies Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies in Arlington, Virginia. He is also a member of The Philadelphia Society and an associate of The Abbeville Institute.