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’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media
- Mizzou Law Faculty and Alumna Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association in 2020
- Professor Bowman: Presidential Pardons and the Problem of Impunity
- Professor Bowman provided election commentary to international news outlets
- Professor Bowman Named a University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor
Latest Publications from Frank Bowman
- Some Linear Thoughts on a Cyclical Vision
- The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Some Valedictory Reflections Twenty Years After Apprendi
- Are Blanket Pardons Constitutional?
- Presidential Pardons and the Problem of Impunity
- British Impeachments (1376–1787) and the Preservation of the American Constitutional Order