David McCord Profile
Associate Dean of the Law School
Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty
JD – Harvard Law School, cum laude
BA – Illinois Wesleyan University, summa cum laude
Drake Law School professor since 1984
Assistant attorney general for the State of Arizona
Wentworth & Lundin in Phoenix, Ariz.
- What's messing with Texas death sentences?, 43 Texas Tech Law Review 601 (2011).
- Death Penalty Cases (co-author) (3d ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010).
- Should Commission of a Contemporaneous Arson, Burglary, Kidnapping, Rape, or Robbery Be Sufficient to Make a Murderer Eligible for a Death Sentence?—An Empirical and Normative Analysis, 49 Santa Clara Law Review 1-50 (2008).
- Lightning Still Strikes: Evidence from the Popular Press that Death Sentencing Continues to Be Unconstitutionally Arbitrary More than Three Decades after Furman, 71 Brooklyn Law Review 797-927 (2005).
- Imagining a Retributivist Alternative to Capital Punishment, 50 Florida Law Review 1 (1998).
- Member of the American Law Institute
- Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award, Drake University
- Iowa Governor's Public Service Award
David McCord Curriculum Vitae