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Picture of Anderson Barry M. Anderson, Professor

Stipes Hall 403E
Phone: 309/298-2291
E-mail: BM-Anderson@wiu.edu

Professor Anderson earned his B.A. degree in 1965 from Grinnell College, his Juris Doctorate in 1968 from the Univeristy of Iowa Law School and his M.A. Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration in 1994 from Western Illinois University.

Professor. Anderson has practiced law in Keokuk, Iowa for over 30 years with a concentration in the criminal law and juvenile law areas. He has argued numerous criminal cases in the Iowa Supreme Court. He was elected Lee County Attorney and has served as a magistrate judge in Lee County. For the past few years, he was the chairperson of the Iowa Criminal Law Section of the Iowa Bar Association and an active member of the Indigent Defense Task Force in Iowa.

In 1988-89, he became an adjunct professor at WIU until his hiring as an assistant professor in the LEJA School in 1993. His course concentration is in the law-related areas, having taught criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile justice, a courts seminar, an advanced constitutional law seminar, as well as the LEJA intro class.

Professor Anderson has recently written and published several articles dealing with the death penalty. He wrote the article "The Death Penalty in Iowa" for the book Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: Shaping Tomorrow's System.