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John  Douglass

John Jay Douglass

Professor of Law


A.B., University of Nebraska; M.A., George Washington University; J.D., University of Michigan; LL.M., University of Virginia

Professor Douglass graduated from the University of Nebraska with distinction and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan. He has been awarded an M.A. from George Washington University and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia. He served for over 30 years in the Army as a member of the Judge Advocate Generals Corps and completed his service as Commandant of the Judge Advocate Generals School at the University of Virginia.

Professor Douglass was for 20 years the Dean of the National College of District Attorneys' a group that provides continuing education and training to state and local prosecutors. As a member of the faculty of the University of Houston, he has taught Military Law, Election Law and Criminal Law. He has authored numerous articles on military law, international law and prosecutorial ethics.

Professor Douglass has served in the American Bar Association's House of Delegates for 17 years. He has been a member of the Council of the Criminal Justice Section and the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, a member and Chair of the Standing Committee on Election Law, has worked for CEELI in Albania advising the Attorney General and on election matters in Ukraine, and has advised prosecutors in Russia and the Ukraine under the AID program.

Professor Douglas passed December 22, 2018

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