Research Professor
Cumberland School of Law

Joined faculty in 1985
Publications and CV

Teaching & Research Interests: Evidence; Property; Legal History, including the History of the American West

Practice Experience:

  • Partner, Christenson Hedemark Langum & O'Keefe, San Jose, California, 1968-78 
  • Associate, Dunne Phelps & Mills, San Francisco, California, 1966-68
  • Clerk, Judge Murray Draper, California Court of Appeals, 1965-66

Academic Experience:

  • Dean and Professor, Nevada School of Law, 1983-85
  • Professor of Law, Detroit College of Law, 1978-83
  • Adjunct Professor, Lincoln University School of Law, 1968-78
  • Adjunct Professor, San Francisco Law School, 1966-67

Expert in law and morality in America; author of Crossing Over the Line: Legislating Morality and the Mann Act (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Expert in 19th- and 20th-century American legal history; author of William M. Kunstler: The Most-Hated Lawyer in America (New York University Press, 1999)

Scholar in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming, spring 1998.

Golieb Fellow, New York University Law School, fall 1991

President, American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, 2000-2002

Degrees and Certifications

  • S.J.D., University of Michigan Law School, legal history, 1985
  • LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, legal history, 1981
  • J.D., Stanford University Law School, 1965
  • M.A., San Jose State University, history, 1976
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, history, 1962