R. Lawrence Dessem

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

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Name: R. Lawrence Dessem
Total Years as a dean: 17.13
Email: dessemrl@missouri.edu
Biography Link: http://www.law.missouri.edu/faculty/directory/desseml.html
Profile/Resume Link: N/A
University Title: Dean and Professor of Law
On faculty prior to becoming dean: No
"Languages" other than english: N/A
Dean has tenure:Yes

Current Deanship


Past Deanship

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law | 2002-07-01 to 2012-08-15 | Duration: 10.12 years
Subjects Taught: Civil Procedure; Pretrial Litigation

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law | 1995-07-01 to 2002-06-30 | Duration: 7.00 years

Law Degrees

J.D., cum laude, Harvard University Law School , 1976

Non-Law Degrees

B.A., American Studies, summa cum laude, Macalester College, 1973


University of Tennessee, 1985-1995, civil procedure, federal courts, pretrial litigation, trial practice


National Education Association, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980, assistant general counsel

Military Service


Federal Service

Department of Justice, Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Counsel, 1980 - 1985

Judge William K. Thomas, N.D. Ohio, law clerk, 1976-1978

State Service


Federal Judgeships


State Judgeships


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