Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished
Professor of Law
Contracts, Business Associations, Legal History
JD – Yale University Law School
BA – Yale University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Drake Law School dean (2009-2014)
Drake Law School professor since 2014
Dean and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law
Professor and associate dean at Washington & Lee University School of Law
Private practice specializing in business and commercial transactions, regulated industries, and civil trials and appeals
Faithfully Enforcing the Religious Liberty Guarantees of the Northwest Territory States, 34 Brigham Young J. Pub. L. 403 (2020).
“No person . . . shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments . . .”: The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and Strader v. Graham, 102 Marq. L. Rev. 1087 (2019).
Vindication: Varnum v. Brien at Ten Years, 67 Drake L.R. 463 (2019).
Removing State Constitution Badges of Inferiority, 22 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1151 (2018).
Religious State Constitution Preambles, 123 Penn St. L. Rev. 151 (2018).
“In the name of Heaven, don’t force men to hear prayers”: Religious Liberty and the Constitutions of Iowa, 65 Drake L.R. 355 (2018).
Cents & Sensibilities, 20 U. Penn. J. Con. L. 245 (2017).