Kristi L. Bowman
Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 419
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. magna cum laude with high honors 2001, Duke University; M.A. 2001, Duke University; B.A. summa cum laude 1998, Drake University
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Illinois
Professor Bowman joined the Law College faculty in 2007, where she teaches Property, Torts Remedies, Education Law, and Street Law. With academic interests in Education Law and Policy and Constitutional Law, she has published numerous articles in scholarly journals examining public schools in fiscal crisis, students' free speech rights, racial/ethnic equality in education, and religion in public schools. Her publications have appeared in numerous journals, including the North Carolina Law Review, the American University Law Review, and the University of Cincinnati Law Review. She also is the co-author of the 5th edition of the leading textbook in her field, Educational Policy and the Law. In 2010, she received the Education Law Association's Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. She also is a faculty affiliate of the Education Policy Center at the Michigan State University College of Education.
The founder and editor of the SSRN Education Law Abstracting Journal, Professor Bowman is active in several professional organizations including the American Association of Law Schools, for which she was the Education Law Section Chair in 2010 and currently serves on the Committee for Sections and the Annual Meeting. She was the recipient of a Michigan State University Lilly Teaching Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year.
Professor Bowman also has served as an assistant professor at Drake University Law School. Prior to teaching, she practiced at Franczek Sullivan, P.C. (now Franczek Radelet), in Chicago, where she represented school districts, and worked at the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. She also clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
In 2001, Professor Bowman graduated magna cum laude from the Duke University Law School, having served as both the Articles Editor of the Duke Law Journal and the Associate Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. She simultaneously received her M.A. in Humanities from Duke University.