Professor of Law
Director of International Programs
Areas of ExpertiseCriminal Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Psychiatry and the Law, Trial Advocacy
EducationJ.D. University of Minnesota
Minnesota Law Review, Associate Managing Editor
B.A. Yale University, cum laude
ExperienceDrake Professor since 2005
Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida State University
College of Law
Deputy District Attorney for Marin County, California
Judicial Extern, Honorable Franklin L. Noel, United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Selected PublicationsForfeiture of the Confrontation Right In Giles: Justice Scalia’s Faint-Hearted Fidelity to the Common Law, 100
J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 1495 (2010).
Confronting the “Ongoing Emergency”: A Pragmatic Approach to Hearsay Evidence in the Context of the Sixth Amendment, 35 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 729 - 799 (2008).
Ohio v. Roberts, entry in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (David S. Tanenhaus, editor) (Macmillan Reference USA, 2008)
Significant AccomplishmentsExpert Evidence: A Lawyer’s Perspective – Speaker, American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar, St. Petersburg, FL (March 2010)
Learning from Caperton: Ensuring Judicial Impartiality – Panel Moderator, American Judicature Society, Des Moines, IA (October 2009)
Hearsay Evidence and the Confrontation Clause: Davis and Hammon – Iowa Judges Conference (June 2006).
The Role of Prosecutorial Misconduct in Wrongful Convictions- Panelist at University of Iowa CLE (November 2006)
Guest Lecturer, Topics in American Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, and Evidence, Southwest University of Political Science & Law, Chongqing, China (Drake University Chinese Cultural Exchange Program) (May-June 2006)
Board of Directors, Iowa Asian Alliance
Board of Directors, The Homestead
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Reflection of Perspective
Our laws reflect who we are and how we perceive ourselves. In a democratic and diverse society, justice requires us to analyze legal issues from all perspectives. It is our challenge to continually step out of our own shoes, into the discomfort of another’s - so that we can more accurately see a fair and just path forward. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to guide students on a journey, as they explore ideas about law and justice, discovering ways in which they will shape our future.