M. Douglas Harpool
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
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.