M. Douglas Harpool

Personal

Birthday: 
1956
Birthplace: 
Springfield, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Springfield, Missouri, 1980-2014
State representative, Missouri, 1983-1992

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1977
Name of School - Second: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1980

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Court Name: 

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/28/2014
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