President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science

Professional and Academic Experience

  • President Emeritus and Professor of Law and Political Science, The University of Vermont
  • Provost and Senior Vice President and Professor of Law, The University of Minnesota
  • Dean of the Law School and Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
  • Dean of the College of Law and Professor of Law, University of Arizona
  • Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Trial attorney, Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine, NYC/DC
  • Federal Prosecutor, United States Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program, Washington DC
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court (S.D. Florida)


13 Books and over 75 Articles and Essays. Subjects include: Antitrust Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, Complex Litigation, Federal Courts and Civil Procedure.

Awards and Recognition

Selective Professional Awards and Appointments

  • President of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) Board of Directors (The ABF is the premier center on empirical research in law and social policy)
  • Reporter, American Law Institute (ALI)
  • Honorary Doctor of Law Degree, Vermont Law School
  • Life Member, American Law Institute (ALI)
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Robert J. Kutak Award
  • American Bar Association (ABA) J. William Elwin Award
  • Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year Award, The University of Minnesota Law School.
  • Chair, Association of American Law Schools Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation
  • Chair, The ABA Section of Legal Education
  • Consultant, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on judicial nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court of Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan
  • Chair, Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics for the Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Co-chair, Federal Judicial Selection Committee, Minnesota
  • Special Counsel, State of Minnesota - Appointment by the Attorney General and Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to investigate illegal political contributions
  • Member, ABA's President's Commission on the Future of the Profession


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Antitrust law, Federal Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Complex Litigation, Federal Courts and Civil Procedure, Constitutional History, and Government Regulation of Business


  • B.A. Drake University
  • J.D. Indiana University School of Law


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