Prof. Rodney J. Uphoff was the first Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, where he also served as the associate dean of academic affairs for three years. Before joining the MU faculty in 2001, Uphoff taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as a professor and director of clinical legal education and ran a criminal defense clinic for 10 years. From 1984 to 1988, he directed a criminal clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before becoming a law professor, Uphoff was a public defender from 1978-1984, including service as the chief staff attorney of the Milwaukee Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender.
Uphoff has written numerous articles on criminal defense practice, the delivery of indigent defense services and ethical issues facing those involved in the criminal justice system. In 1995, he edited a book for the American Bar Association, Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer.
In 1995, Uphoff was appointed by Gov. Frank Keating to the Oklahoma Indigent System Board, which oversees the operation of Oklahoma’s system for delivering defense services in all counties except for Tulsa and Oklahoma County. He currently is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Criminal Procedure Committee.
Uphoff was one of four attorneys appointed to represent Terry Nichols in Oklahoma state court. Nichols was convicted of 161 murders based on the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, but did not receive the death penalty.
Professor Thomas Stewart, Director of Trial Advocacy, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law.
Professor Stewart joined the full time teaching faculty at Saint Louis University School of law in August of 2009, where he served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for thirteen years. Professor Stewart teaches in the fields of Trial Advocacy, Evidence and Torts. Prior to joining the faculty full time, Professor Stewart was a trial lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants in products liability, medical negligence, and toxic torts cases. Tom is a past recipient of the Missouri Bar’s Lon O. Hocker Award for excellence in trial advocacy, and he is a past President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Tom has been a guest lecturer and taught trial advocacy for The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and Missouri Bar’s Trial College. Tom is on the teaching faculty for The Missouri Judicial College where he gives an update on Missouri Evidence for the Missouri Judiciary each year. In addition, Tom is a founding member and officer in The Theodore McMillan American Inn of Court. Professor Stewart is a coauthor of the book Missouri Evidentiary Foundations (Juris, 2012).
Herschella G. Conyers
Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the-Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic University of Chicago Law School
Herschella Conyers received her BA from the College and her JD from the Law School at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the law school Professor Conyers served as an assistant public defender, supervisor and deputy chief in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago. Professor Conyers teaches trial skills throughout the country and is on faculty at the National Criminal Defense College where she also serves as a board member.
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