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Professor of Law, 1999 - Present, University of Kansas School of Law, Green Hall, 1535 West 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7577; Associate Professor, 1994-1999. Present course responsibilities include criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, federal criminal practice, trial advocacy and federal criminal prosecutions, Responsible for designing and compiling course material for federal criminal prosecutions (Fall 1998) and co-authored text materials for criminal procedure course (Spring 1997). Presently teach and administer the Criminal Justice Clinic (an externship that places students in local District Attorneys' Offices and the United States Attorney's Office). Have taught and administered the Judicial Clerkship Clinic (an externship that places students as law clerks with local and federal judges) (1994- 1996). Faculty advisor to the Black American Law Students Association (1994-present) and have served as the facility advisor to The Criminal Procedure Revtew (1994-1997). Tenured in the spring of 1999. Research interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence and ethics, Vice Chancellor's Fellows Program 2000-2001, chosen as one of five tenured faculty members from a University-wide selection process to serve, on a rotating basis, in each of the three University Vice Chancellor's Offices [Student Affairs, Research and Information Technology) and the Provost's Office during the academic year.

Associate Independent Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, In Re Secretary of Agriculture A. Michael Espy (The Honorable Donald C. Smaltz), Alexandria, Virginia, June 1997 - May 1993. On leave from the University of Kansas School of Law for the academic year 1997-1998 to serve as lead trial counsel in the fraud, false statements and gratuities investigation and trial of former Secretary of Agriculture A. Michael Espy. Returned to the University of Kansas before the commencement of the trial.

Associate Independent Counsel, Office of Indepcndent Counsel, In Re Secretary of H.U.D. Samuel A. Pierce (The Honorable Arlin M. Adams), Washington, D.C., 1991-1994. Served as a lead prosecutor for the Office of Independent Counsel (OIC) investigating programs, officials and activities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under former Secretary Samuel R. Pierce, Jr. Accomplishments included serving as lead trial counsel on the first case brought by the OIC, a successful joint prosecution by the OIC and the U.S. Department of Justice, and negotiating the guilty pleas of several investigation targets.

Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, 1989-1991; Alexandria Division, 1987-1989. In the Richmond Division, handled cases arising from the General Crimes Section, including felony narcotics cases, fraud cases, obstruction ofiustice cases, public corruption cases, and other criminal violations under the United States Code. Argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on appeals of those cases. Served as Richmond Division Coordinator for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). In the Alexandria Division, assigned to General Crimes Section handling business and consumer fraud cases, credit card fraud cases, bank robberies, felony narcotics cases and other federal criminal offenses. Served as Chiet, Lorton Task Force, which investigated and prosecuted cases arising at a local prison,

Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1984-1987. Assigned to the Chronic Offender Unit, Criminal Trial Division, Superior Court (January 1987-July 1987); Felony Trial Division, Superior Court (May 1986- January 1987); Grand Jury Division, Superior Court (September 1 985-May 1986); Misdemeanor Trial Division, Superior Court (March 1985-September 1985); Appellate Division (August 1984-March 1985).

Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Coinroission, Bureau of Competition, Washington, D.C., 1981-1984. Conducted, supervised, and devised trial strategies on Commission investigations involving antitrust violations in various domestic industries (1981-1983). Assigned to the Policy and Planning Division (1984).

Associate, Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981, Participated in the firm's litagation practice, which included civil and white collar criminal cases.

Associate, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979. Participated in the firm's litigation and energy practices.

Law Clerk to the Honorable Raymond L. Finch, Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, Christiansted, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1977-1978.

Summer Associate, Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell & Petty, New York City, 1976


Member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars.

Member of the Kansas Bar Association.

Member of the Executive Committee (2001 - present), Member of the Advisory Board (1996-1999), Evidence Section, The Association of American Law Schools.

Secretary, Lawrence Public Library Foundation Board (1997, 1998 - present).

Member, Sentencing(Penalties/Consequences Task Force, Koch Crime Commission (Topeka and Wichita, Kansas) (1994 - 1997)

Board of Trustees, Culver Educational Foundation, Culver, Thdiana (1989 - 1997).

Member, Kansas Bar Association Task Force on Criminal Justice Funding (1995 - 1996).

Volunteer, American Heart Association, Kansas Chapter, "Cardiac Arrest" Fundraiser, Lawrence, Kansas (1996).

Vice President, Culver Military Academy Alumni Legion Board, Culver, Indiana (1978 - 1982).


"Changing the System from Within: An Essay Calling on More African-Americans to Consider Being Prosecutors" 6 Widener Law Symposium Journal 139 (2000).

"Wearing a Bull's Eye.' Observations on the Differences Between Prosecuting for a United States Attorney's Office and an Office of Independent Counsel" 29 Stetson Law Review 95 (1999).

"Getting it Wrong: Hopwood v. The State of Texas and its Implications for Racial Diversity in Legal Education and Practice" 31 The New England Law Review 831(1997).

"Vernonia School District 47J V. Acton: The Right Response for Drug Testing of Student Athletes" 6 The Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 17 (Winter 1997).

"The Defunding of the Post Conviction Defense Organizations as a Denial of the Right to Counsel" 98 West Virginia Law Review 863 (1996).

"The Media, Attorneys and Fair Criminal Trials" 4 The Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 61 (Spring 1995).


Lecturer, Recent Developments in Evidence and Criminal Procedure, The University of Kansas School of Law and the Division of Continuing Education, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Lawrence, Kansas (June 1, 2001; June 2, 2000; June 5, 1999; June 7, 1996; May 19, 1995).

Speaker, "Brief History, Insights and Future of the Independent Counsel Statute," Lawrence Rotary Club, Lawrence, Kansas (February 19, 2001).

Lecturer, "The Bill of Rights and Search and Seizure Issues," The Lawrence (Kansas) Police Department, 20th Basic Recruit Academy, Lawrence, Kansas (October 9, 2000).

Lecturer, A Federal Prosecutor's View of Fraud and Abuse Investigations, The Greater Kansas City Society of Hospital Attorneys, The Kansas City Club, Kansas City, Missouri (June 28, 2000).

Lecturer, Kansas Bar Review Course - Criminal Procedure, University of Kansas School of Law and the Division of Continuing Legal Education, Lawrence, Kansas (February 6, 2001; June 14, 2000; February 7, 2000; June 18, 1999; February 12, 1999),

Lecturer, "Independent Counsel Prosecutions," Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Session on Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure: The Legal Historical Paradigm that Punishes the Guilty, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware (February 12, 2000).

Lecturer, "Criminal Procedure Issues," The Lawrence (Kansas) Police Department, 19th Basic Recruit Academy, Lawrence, Kansas (February 8, 2000).

Lecturer, presented paper and gave presentation on The Prosecution of White Collar Crime and the RICO Statute in American Law, The International Workshop on Criminal Law Reform, Sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Office, the United States Information Service, Marmara University School of Law (Istanbul), Yeditepe University School of Law (Istanbul), Heinrich- Boell-Stiftung (Germany), The University of Kansas School of Law, and The Goethe Institute (Istanbul) (organized by Professor Feridun Yenisey, University of Marmara), Istanbul, Turkey (October 22, 1999).

Lecturer, Ethical Considerations of the Independent Counsel Offices and Federal Prosecutors, Spring Conference (Continuing Legal Education), Kansas County & District Attorneys Association, Lawrence, Kansas (June 11, 1999).

Lecturer, Facts and Issues, Session on Case Study: Kumho Tire v. Carmichael, Annual Appellate Judges and Lawyers Symposium sponsored by the Law & Organizational Economics Center of the University of Kansas, symposium on Scientific Methodology and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Lawrence, Kansas (May 15, 1999), published in "Kumho Tire v. Carmichael - Facts and Background," 9 The Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 134 (Fall 1999).

Lecturer, "Conducting Public Corruption Investigations," University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, White Collar Investigations Class (Professor Henry Chambers), Columbia, Missouri, (April 12, 1999).

Moderator, 'A Dialogue on the Impeachment Process." a Symposium with Sessions on the History of the Independent Counsel, the Investigation and Impeachment of the President, and the Media and 'Monicagate,' University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas (January 29, 1999).

Lecturer, "Contemporary Issues in American Law - Criminal Law," Haskell Indian Nations University, sponsored by The Haskell Indian Nations University Business Department and the University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas (November 10, 1998).

Speaker, "The Federal Grand Jury: Issues in Criminal Procedure and the Office of Independent Counsel," Kiwanis Club, Lawrence, Kansas (November 6, 1998).

Lecturer, 'Assistant U.S. Attorney/Federal Agent Relationships: Building a Winning Team." Federal Bureau of Investigation, Public Corruption Unit, In-House Training, Quantico, Virginia, (December 2, 1997).

Speaker, "Issues in Police Ethics," Central States Law Enforcement Executives Development Seminar, Lawrence, Kansas (September 24, 1996).

Moderator, Panel on Regulating Sports Agents, The University of Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium on Issues Facing College Athletics, Lawrence, Kansas (April 11, 1996).

Keynote Speaker, "Minority Prosecutors in the Federal System," Black History Month Celebration, Pre-Law Organization and Black Student Union, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas (February 22, 1996).

Lecturer, "The Role of the Minority Prosecutor," The University of Kansas Black Faculty and Staff Lecture Series for the Black Student Union at the University of Kansas [Initial Lecture in the Series], Lawrence, Kansas (October 25, 1995).

Lecturer, "Criminal Procedure Issues," The Lawrence (Kansas) Police Department, 15th Basic Recruit Academy, Lawrence, Kansas (August/September, 1995).

Lecturer/Panel Member, "The Media, Attorneys and Fair Criminal Trials," The University of Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium on the Impact of the Mass Media Revolution, Court System Panel, Lawrence, Kansas (March 9, 1995)

Faculty Member/Lecturer, Virginia State Bar Course on Professionalism. (1991-1994).

Panel Member, Symposium on "The Criminal 3ustice System, Approaching the Year 2000," The College of William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute, The Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia (November 11, 1993);


Hooder, Selected by the University of Kansas Law School Class of 1999 to place the hoods on their academic regalia at the Hooding Ceremony for the graduation ceremony of the 127th University of Kansas Commencement Lawrence, Kansas (May 23, 1999).

Recipient of the Frederick S. Moreau Award at the Umversity of Kansas School of Law, Spring 1996. The award is given to the faculty member who, in the eyes of the students, has been particularly helpful in advising and counseling students.

Honorary Member, Culver Chapter of the Cum Laude Society (inducted on June 8, 1991; delivered Commencement Address at the Culver Academies).

Recipient, Federal Bureau of Investigation Award of Appreciation for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest, April 1991, William S. Sessions, Director.

Recipient of a Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance, The United States Department of Justice (United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division), Fiscal Year 1990.


J.D., 1977, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia. Vice-President, Law Council; Lile Moot Court Competition; University Honor Committee; Black American Law Students Association; Student Legal Forum; Raven Society.

A.B. (American Civilization), 1974, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Varsity Football, 197l-1973 (Broomhead Memorial Trophy Recipient, 1973),

1970, Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana.


Married to Deborah Ryan Howard; two children. Born in Richmond, Virginia on January 11, 1952.

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