Douglas O. Linder

Emeritus Professor of Law 1-411 LAW
Phone: 816-235-2375 Website: Publicaitons Website: Famous Trials
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Doug Linder received his J.D. from Stanford Law School. His undergraduate education was at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he majored in mathematics. He has been a visiting professor of law at Indiana University, Hamline University and the University of Iowa. He has also been honored as a distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University of Tulsa Law School.

Professor Linder is the co-author of The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law (Oxford University Press, 2010) and the author to The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality in the Practice of Law (Oxford University, 2013). In addition, he has published numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of constitutional law, famous trials, environmental law and communications law. Professor Linder’sFamous Trials website (the Web’s largest and most-visited collection of original essays, images and primary documents pertaining to great trials) and his Exploring Constitutional Law website (an extensive collection of notes, cases, and historical materials relating to the Constitution) have been ongoing projects since 1990s.

Professor Linder is former member of the Minnesota Bar and has practiced in the areas of environmental law and communications law.

Professor Linder teaches the courses Constitutional Law, The Jury: Practice and Perspectives, Seminar in Famous Trials, The Quest for a Satisfying Career in Law, and First Amendment Law.


Areas of expertise

Constitutional law, First Amendment, famous trials, the legal profession