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Criminal Defense Program Director

Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Education, Criminal Law, Forensic Sciences, Ethics


J.D. Drake University
B.A. Drake University


Polk County Public Defender's Office
Co-Director of Volunteers in Probation

Selected Publications

"The Not-So-Risky Business of High-End Escorts and the Internet in the 21st Century, XVII" Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 3 (2010)

"Postville, a Postmortem" Rutgers Journal of Race and Law (forthcoming 2011).

Iowa Practice, Volume 4, Criminal Law, West

"Teaching Gideon-The Development and Challenges of a Criminal Defense Program" 7 T.M.Cooley J.Prac.& Clinical L. 111

"The Constitution, Compensation and Competence," 27 American Journal of Criminal Law 1

"The Objective Mind and Search Incident to Citation," 8 Boston University Public Interest Journal 281

Significant Accomplishments

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Iowa Rules of Evidence

Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Rules of Criminal Procedure

Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board

Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, founding member and President

Quoted in NPR, Los Angles Times, Associated Press, Newsday, USA Today, and Des Moines Register


"The study of law is the first step in the pursuit of justice."

Last Modified: 3/1/2011 11:03:00 AM by Megan Flynn