Professor of Law
Clemens J. Smith Faculty Research Scholar
Election Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence
JD – Harvard Law School
PhD (history) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
BA – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Drake Law School professor since 2011
Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Navy officer
Five years as litigator with large Wisconsin law firm
Compassion and Common Sense: A Judicial Biography of Ronald Longstaff, 66 Drake Law Review 585 (2018).
Trump, Twitter, and the Russians: The Growing Obsolescence of Federal Campaign Finance Law, 27 University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 79 (2017).
Illiberal Democracy: The Toxic Mix of Fake News, Hyperpolarization, and Partisan Election Administration, 12 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 57 (2017) (symposium).
The 40-Year War on Money in Politics: Watergate, FECA, and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform, 77 Ohio State Law Journal 791 (2016) (symposium).
Ramshackle Federalism: America’s Archaic and Dysfunctional Presidential Election System, 85 Fordham Law Review 1021 (2016) (symposium).
Collateral Damage and the Laws of War: D-Day as a Case Study, 55 American Journal of Legal History 229 (2015) (peer reviewed).