Faculty Detail

James W. McElhaney
Baker & Hostetler Distinguished Scholar in Trial Practice and Joseph C. Hostetler Professor Emeritus of Trial Practice and Advocacy

A.B. 1960, LL.B. 1962 (Duke)
Appointed to the Hostetler chair in 1976 (after teaching at the University of Maryland and at Southern Methodist University), Mr. McElhaney was the main force behind the school's widely recognized program in trial advocacy. He is nationally known as the author of the casebook Effective Litigation (1974) and as a columnist in the ABA Journal and in Litigation magazine, of which he has been editor in chief. McElhaney's Trial Notebook, a collection of his Litigation articles, has gone into a third edition. A collection of his ABA Journal articles - McElhaney's Litigation - was published in 1995. A faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Mr. McElhaney is a well-traveled lecturer, constantly in demand.

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