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Randy Spivey serves as the Academic Director of the Fred D. Grey Institute for Law, Justice & Society. Spivey began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge David H. Welles on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. He left the court to practice law at a commercial litigation firm in Nashville for seven years. Following that, Spivey was disciplinary counsel for the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Responsibility, the ethics board that governs lawyers in the state of Tennessee. Spivey also served as an adjunct professor for Lipscomb’s program at the Tennessee Prison for Women (TPW) as well as for the department of history, politics and philosophy and LJS prior to his full-time appointment with the university. Spivey holds a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and the juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.