Director, Law Review
Larry and Christine Bell Distinguished Professorship
Professor of Law
“My primary focus has been on Minnesota tort law. My work with the Minnesota District Judges Association Civil Jury Instruction Guides Committee has enabled me to gain important insights into the way tort law is implemented in Minnesota, as well as in other jurisdictions. The committee of excellent judges Peter Knapp and I have had the privilege to work with over the course of many years on the Minnesota Civil Jury Instruction Guides and accompanying Handbook has had a significant impact on how I perceive and teach the law of torts to my students. I also teach constitutional law as well as seminars on American legal history and religion and the constitution. My interest in constitutional law was rekindled after my experience in China during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.”
B.S., 1967, University of Wisconsin
J.D., 1971, University of Iowa College of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law: professor of law 2015-.
William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law 1976-2015; associate dean, 1998-2000; associate professor of law, 1972-1976; assistant professor of law, 1972.
Clerk, Hon. Miles W. Lord, U.S. District Court, Minnesota, 1971-1972.
Order of the Coif
Marcy Wallace Award for Excellence in Leadership
Minnesota District Judges Association 2009 Judicial Award to the MDJA Jury Handbook Committee
USAID International Speakers Grant, Ghana School of Law, Accra, Ghana, 1998
Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Section’s Advocate Award, 1996
Leadership & Service
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, American Law Institute
Reporter, Legislative Study Commission on the Civil Justice System (1990).