Research Professor
Cumberland School of Law

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

Expertise and Involvement

  • 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

Publications and CV

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