I began law teaching at DePaul University in 1975, and joined
the faculty at West Virginia University in 1977. I held visiting
appointments at the University of Kentucky, Washington & Lee,
and in the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts,
My teaching focused on the "turn to narrative" in legal
education and the legal profession (lawyers and literature, lawyers
and film, the lawyer as storyteller) and advanced courses on criminal
law (film courses that focus on crime film documentaries and convicting
the innocent). In the story|narrative|film courses, I asked students
to read literary texts and watch films and explore the broader
meaning of their work and their lives as lawyers.
I retired December 31st, 2019.