Danielle D. Weatherby

Associate Professor of Law

School of Law


Professor Danielle Weatherby teaches Legal Research and Writing in the first-year curriculum and Education Law. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas faculty, Professor Weatherby clerked for Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and practiced at the Albany, New York law firm, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP, where she advised private and public sector clients on a wide range of labor, employment, and education law issues.

Professor Weatherby’s research focuses on First Amendment jurisprudence and its impact on student speech, hot-button school law issues, and emerging legal protections for transgender individuals. Professor Weatherby’s recent work has appeared in the Albany Law Review and the Charlotte Law Review, and her forthcoming work will appear in the New York University Review of Law & Social Change and the Pepperdine Law Review.

Professor Weatherby is committed to public service and works to raise awareness about issues affecting minority populations, including transgender youth. Professor Weatherby currently serves on the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law's Executive Board and the Legal Writing Institute's "Faces of LWI" Committee.

Professor Weatherby earned her B.A. with a double major in classical Latin and Greek from Franklin and Marshall College and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

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