Carl J. Circo

Ben J. Altheimer Professor of Legal Advocacy

School of Law


Carl Circo joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2003. He teaches Real Estate Transactions, Construction Law, Land Use, Negotiations, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. He also supervises students in the Corporate Counsel Externship. He received his B.A. in Philosophy (1971) and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska (1976), where he graduated first in his law school class. Following law school, he served as law clerk to Chief Judge Warren K. Urbom of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He has served as an assistant professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law, and an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Professor Circo has been a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers since 1993, and he has held numerous leadership positions in sections and committees of the American Bar Association and state bar associations. His recent publications include articles on construction and design law, sustainable development, and real estate transactions. Several of his current scholarly articles are available on SSRN. When sufficiently provoked, Professor Circo has been known to play a mean accordion.

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