Frank O. Bowman III

Frank Bowman
Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law

BA cum laude (1976), The Colorado College
JD (1979), Harvard Law School

Professor Bowman joined the faculty in 2005 from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where he served as the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1979, Professor Bowman entered the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Honor Graduate Program.

He spent three years as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. From 1983 until 1986, he was a deputy district attorney for Denver, Colo. He also spent three years in private practice in Colorado.

In 1989, Professor Bowman joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was Deputy Chief of the Southern Criminal Division and specialized in complex white-collar crimes. In 1995 and 1996, he served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. From 1998 to 2001, he served as academic advisor to the Criminal Law Committee of the United States Judicial Conference.

Recent Publications


Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook with Roger W. Haines, Jr. and Jennifer C. Woll, (Thomson/West 2014).
| Catalog | Thompson/West |

Academic Journals

Damp Squib: The Disappointing Denouement of the Sentencing Commission's Economic Crime Project (and What They Should Do Now), 27 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 270 (2015).
| Westlaw |

Dead Law Walking: The Surprising Tenacity of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 51 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 1227 (2014).
| SSRN | Westlaw | LexisNexis | HeinOnline |

Juvenile Lifers and Judicial Overreach: A Curmudgeonly Meditation on Miller v. Alabama, 78 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 1015 (2013).
| SSRN | Westlaw | LexisNexis | HeinOnline |

Freeing Morgan Freeman: Expanding Back-End Release Authority in American Prisons, 4 WAKE FOREST JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY 9 (2014).
| SSRN | Westlaw | LexisNexis | HeinOnline |

Getting Away with Murder (Most of the Time): Civil War Era Homicide Cases in Boone County, Missouri, 77 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 323 (2012).
| Westlaw | LexisNexis | HeinOnline | Missouri Law Review |

Editor's Observations: It's Alive! The Federal Booker-Fix Debate Stirs, 24 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 335 (2012).
| Westlaw | LexisNexis |

Nothing is Not Enough: Fix the Absurd Post-Booker Federal Sentencing System, 24 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 356 (2012).
| SSRN | Westlaw | LexisNexis |

Additional Publications

Comment on Proposed Amendments to Economic Crime Guideline, 2B1.1, Testimony before the United States Sentencing Commission, March 12, 2015
| Written Testimony | Transcript of Oral Testimony |

Complete Listing of Publications