School of Law
Frederick Vars serves as the Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law at the UA School of Law. Before coming to UA, Professor Vars practiced law in Chicago, where his practice included all phases of civil litigation with an emphasis of legal malpractice. His areas of expertise include law and economics, mental health, property and trusts and estates. In 2016, Professor Vars led a study that suggested many patients at risk for suicide would voluntarily place their name on a Do Not Sell list, prohibiting gun shops from immediately selling them a firearm.