Frank O. Bowman III

Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law

BA, cum laude, The Colorado College, '76
JD, Harvard Law School, '79

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Bowman joined the faculty in 2005 from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where he served as the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1979, Professor Bowman entered the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Honor Graduate Program.

He spent three years as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. From 1983 until 1986, he was a deputy district attorney for Denver, Colo. He also spent three years in private practice in Colorado.

In 1989, Professor Bowman joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was Deputy Chief of the Southern Criminal Division and specialized in complex white-collar crimes. In 1995 and 1996, he served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. From 1998 to 2001, he served as academic advisor to the Criminal Law Committee of the United States Judicial Conference.

Latest News

Professor Bowman’s Blog Featured in the New York Times

Professor Bowman Cautions Against Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Professor Bowman Publishes Op-Ed on the Effectiveness of State Officials Investigating the President

Professor Bowman Discusses Obstacles to Mueller Investigation

Professor Bowman Selected for University Teaching Award

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Most Recent Publications

Days of Future Past: A Plea for More Useful and More Local Legal Scholarship, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-17 (forthcoming)

Recalibrating the Federal Economic Crime Guideline: An Admiring Rejoinder to Judge Bennett and Friends, 102 IOWA LAW REVIEW ONLINE 205 (2017).

First Principles and Practical Politics: Thoughts on Judge Pryor’s Proposal to Revive Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 29 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 126 (2017)

‘Loss’ Revisited: A Defense of the Centerpiece of the Federal Economic Crime Sentencing Guideline, 82 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 1 (Winter 2017).

Encounters With an Inconstant Cerberus: A Response to Mr. Schmitt, 28 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 353 (2016)

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