Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Tulane University Law School (magna cum laude), 2007
B.S., Louisiana State University (cum laude), 2002
- College of Law
Ben Allums joined the law faculty in 2023 following a sixteen-year career focused on maritime law. Professor Allums graduated Order of the Coif from Tulane University Law School in 2007, where he earned the Charles Kolhmeyer, Jr. Award as the outstanding graduate in maritime law. Upon graduation, Professor Allums clerked for the Honorable Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He then entered private practice as an associate with Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC.
In 2011, Professor Allums was tapped by the Honorable Carl J. Barbier of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to serve as his law clerk on Multidistrict Litigation No. 2179, In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Professor Allums worked on the sprawling Deepwater Horizon litigation for ten years, then shifted to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to clerk for the Honorable W. Eugene Davis. In 2022, Professor Allums joined the law firm of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, where he practiced maritime law.
Professor Allums teaches courses in maritime law and federal civil procedure.