Brandeis Law hires local attorney as visiting professor

Local attorney and 2007 Brandeis Law alumnus Dan Canon will be joining the law school’s faculty as a visiting professor for the 2017-18 academic year.

Canon will teach Lawyering Skills, a first-year legal writing course that includes instruction on skills like legal research, preparation of legal documents and oral advocacy.

Canon, a founding member of the Louisville firm Clay Daniel Walton Adams, PLC, focuses his practice on civil rights litigation, employment litigation and appellate advocacy. He has argued before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was one of the attorneys who represented Kentucky’s same-sex marriage plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges.

He has previously served as an adjunct professor of Civil Rights Law at the Brandeis School of Law. In the spring 2017 semester, he consulted with Brandeis Law students as they wrote and submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of Professor Sam Marcosson’s Brandeis Impact Litigation Practicum.  

“Dan will make a wonderful addition to our teaching faculty,” said Dean Susan Duncan. “He already has a strong rapport with many of our students through his connections to the law school, and his experience in the courtroom will provide his first-year students with valuable insight.”