Richard T. Middleton, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Education BA, Xavier University of Louisiana
JD, St. Louis University School of Law
PhD, University of Missouri

About Richard Middleton

Dr. Middleton is a tenured Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and JD from St. Louis University School of Law.  Dr. Middleton was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, a Theodore McMillian Scholar and Dean’s Scholar while at SLU School of Law. 

Dr. Middleton operates a solo practice with an emphasis in immigration law and defense against minor criminal infractions.  He is licensed before the Bar of Missouri, the Federal District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and the Executive Office of Immigration Review.  Dr. Middleton serves as a volunteer attorney for the MICA Project of St. Louis, Missouri and has also provided basic legal consultations for clients of the Latino Outreach Project of Crisis Nursery.  Dr. Middleton volunteered for the Immigration Law Project of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri – during which time he assisted in drafting complaints to be filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, drafted motions to be filed with Executive Office of Immigration Review, conducted legal research on complex immigration matters, prepared immigration petitions for clients, and drafted continuing legal education materials on immigration law.  Dr. Middleton also received certification of training in family-based immigration law from the Midwest Legal Immigration Project. 

Dr. Middleton has an extensive publication record, having published three books; Cities, Mayors, and Race Relations, University Press of America, Unequal Protection of the Law, West Academic Press, and, Unmastering the Script: Education, Critical Race Theory, and the Struggle to Reconcile the Haitian Other in Dominican Identity, University of Alabama Press (with Sheridan Wigginton). He has numerous journal articles and book chapters and his research has appeared in journal such as Political Research Quarterly, Rutgers Race & the Law Review, Temple Civil and Political Rights Review, and the International Journal of Human Rights.