Laurie Doré Prof ile
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Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Evidence, Complex Litigation


J.D. Southern Methodist University School of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif
   Managing Editor, Southwestern Law Journal

B.A. Creighton University, summa cum laude


Drake Professor since 1992
Thompson & Knight, P.C., Austin & Dallas, TX
Clerk, Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham, 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Selected Publications

"IOWA PRACTICE – EVIDENCE," 2010-2011 Edition (West 2009, 2010)

"Public Courts v. Private Justice: It’s Time to Let Some Sun Shine in On Alternative Dispute Resolution," 81 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 463 (2006)

"Settlement, Secrecy, and Judicial Discretion: South Carolina’s New Rules Governing the Sealing of Settlements," 55 South Carolina Law Review 791 (2004)

"The Confidentiality Debate and the Push to Regulate Secrecy in Civil Litigation," Report of the 2000 Forum for State Court Judges, Roscoe Pound Foundation (2000)

"Secrecy by Consent: The Use and Limits of Confidentiality in the Pursuit of Settlement," 74 Notre Dame Law Review 283

Significant Accomplishments

Steering Committee Member, Iowa Supreme Court Task Force on Civil Justice Reform (2010-present)

Madelyn M. Levitt Teacher of the Year Award, Drake University (2009)

Member, Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education (2008-present)

Editorial Team, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality & Public Access (2004-2007)

Member, Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Rules (July 2000-2006)

Practice Makes Perfect

"Like many of my colleagues on the Drake Law faculty, I come to law teaching with the perspective of one who has "practiced what she preaches." Prior to becoming a law professor, I enjoyed seven years of civil litigation and appellate practice with a large Texas law firm, in which I became a shareholder. I believe that this practice background adds breadth and a unique dimension to both my teaching and legal scholarship."

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