Areas of Expertise
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Criminal Sentencing
- Federal Criminal Law
- History of the Civil War Era in Missouri
- Impeachment of the President and Other Federal Officers
- Law and Religion
- Legal History
- Police Procedure
- Prosecution and Defense of White Collar and Violent Crime
About Frank Bowman
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 Featuring Frank Bowman
- Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works
- Professor Bowman Participates on Panel for White Collar Crime Seminar
- Professor Bowman: How Does the Mueller Report Fit into the Impeachment Puzzle?
- Professor Bowman: Nixon and Clinton Proceedings Make a Case for Impeaching Trump
- Professor Bowman: Is Declaring a National Emergency to Build a Wall an Impeachable Offense?
Latest Publications from Frank Bowman
- British Impeachments (1376–1787) and the Present American Constitutional Crisis
- Days of Future Past: A Plea for More Useful and More Local Legal Scholarship
- Recalibrating the Federal Economic Crime Guideline: An Admiring Rejoinder to Judge Bennett and Friends
- First Principles and Practical Politics: Thoughts on Judge Pryor’s Proposal to Revive Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guidelines
- ‘Loss’ Revisited: A Defense of the Centerpiece of the Federal Economic Crime Sentencing Guideline