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 Selected for University Teaching Award

Constitution Day Podcast Features Professor Bowman on Miranda v. Arizona

Law School Faculty Lead Discussions at Legal Education Conference

Voter Duty Focus of Op-Ed by Professor Bowman

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

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Most Recent Publications

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 Guarded 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)

Dispatches from Two Fronts of the Battle for Sentencing Reform: Parole and Federal Sentencing Legislation, 28 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 77 (2015)

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