Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The American Law Institute recently selected David McCord, Drake University Law School Crim Prof, to its prestigious membership.
The Institute is a national organization which allows members by election only. The group's 2,700 members include judges, lawyers and law teachers from all areas of the United States as well as some foreign countries. Members are selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in the improvement of American law.
McCord is a nationally recognized expert on criminal law, evidence and the death penalty. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from Harvard Law School and his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University. He has served as a Drake professor since 1984. Before his time in the classroom, McCord was an assistant attorney general for the state of Arizona and a member of the Wentworth & Lundin law firm in Phoenix. [Mark Godsey]