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

The Washington Post Quotes Professor Bowman as Part of Popular Fact Checker Series

Professor Bowman Discusses Spousal Privilege in Murder Case

Professor Bowman Testifies Before U.S. Sentencing Commission

Law School Trial Featured in Columbia Daily Tribune

Mizzou Law Professors Called Upon to Shed Light on Darren Wilson Grand Jury Proceedings

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Most Recent Publications

Some Observations on the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Provisions of S. 2123, The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, 28 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 141 (2015).

Good Enough to be Getting on With? The State of Federal Sentencing Reform Legislation, December 2015, 28 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 105 (2015).

Vox Populi: Robert McCulloch, Ferguson, and the Roles of Prosecutors and Grand Juries in High-Profile Cases, 80 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 1111 (2015).

Comment on Proposed Amendments to Economic Crime Guideline, 2B1.1, Testimony before the United States Sentencing Commission, March 12, 2015

Damp Squib: The Disappointing Denouement of the Sentencing Commission’s Economic Crime Project (and What They Should Do Now), 27 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 270 (2015)

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