David McCord Profile

Associate Dean of the Law School

Professor of Law

515-271-2069
david.mccord@drake.edu

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty

Education

JD – Harvard Law School, cum laude
BA – Illinois Wesleyan University, summa cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 1984
Assistant attorney general for the State of Arizona
Wentworth & Lundin in Phoenix, Ariz.

Selected Publications

  • 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?β€”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).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Member of the American Law Institute
  • Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award, Drake University
  • Iowa Governor's Public Service Award

Additional Information

David McCord Curriculum Vitae

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October 6, 2017
Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will deliver a lecture titled "Free Speech in Public Schools: From Black Armbands to BONG HiTS FOR JESUS" on Oct. 26.
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