Robert Rigg Profile

Professor of Law

515-271-3928
robert.rigg@drake.edu

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Education, Criminal Law, Forensic Sciences, Ethics

Education

JD – Drake University Law School
BA – Drake University

Professional Experience

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

Selected Publications

  • Iowa Practice Series, Vol. 4: Criminal Law (2015-2016 ed., Thomson West, 2015).
  • The Postville Raid, a Postmortem, 12 Rutgers Journal of Race and Law 271 (2011).
  • The Not-So-Risky Business of High-End Escorts and the Internet in the 21st Century, 17 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 1 (2010).
  • Teaching Gideon-The Development and Challenges of a Criminal Defense Program, 7 Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law 111 (2004).
  • The Constitution, Compensation and Competence: A Case Study, 27 American Journal of Criminal Law 1 (1999).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Founding member and president of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Iowa Rules of Evidence
  • Member of the Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Member of the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board
  • Quoted in NPR, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Newsday, USA Today, and The Des Moines Register
Law School News
August 18, 2017
Drake Law School will honor former U.S. Congressman Neal Smith, LW'50, on Sept. 21. The event will feature selections from a videotaped interview in which Smith reveals details of his nearly four decades in public service.
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