David J. Langum

Research Professor


Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229

A.B., Dartmouth College, history, 1962

J.D., Stanford University Law School, 1965

M.A., San Jose State University, history, 1976

LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, legal history, 1981

S.J.D., University of Michigan Law School, legal history, 1985

Clerk, Judge Murray Draper, California Court of Appeals, 1965-66

Practice experience: Associate, Dunne, Phelps & Mills, San Francisco, 1966-68. Partner, Christenson, Hedemark, Langum & O'Keefe, San Jose, Calif., 1968-78

Academic experience: Dean and Professor, Nevada School of Law, 1983-85. Professor of Law, Detroit College of Law, 1978-83. Adjunct Professor, Lincoln University School of Law, 1968-78, and San Francisco Law School, 1966-67

Joined Cumberland faculty: 1985

Teaching and research interests: Evidence; property; legal history, including the history of the American West

Expert in law and morality in America; author of Crossing Over the Line: Legislating Morality and the Mann Act (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Expert in 19th- and 20th-century American legal history; author of William M. Kunstler: The Most-Hated Lawyer in America (New York University Press, 1999)

Scholar in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming, spring 1998. Golieb Fellow, New York University Law School, fall 1991

President, American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, 2000-2002.


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