Professor Crouse joined the faculty in 2020 and teaches legal rhetoric, legal ethics, and contract drafting. Professor Crouse graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004 and went on to have an extensive career in practice and in legal academia before joining Iowa Law.
In practice, Professor Crouse was an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Washington, DC, where he litigated numerous pharmaceutical, medical-device, and consumer-action cases. He later served as associate general counsel to Artivion, Inc. (f/k/a CryoLife, Inc.), a publicly-traded medical device company in Atlanta, Georgia. There, he supported the board of directors and was instrumental in the $225 million acquisition of a German medical-device company and the $350-$450 million option to purchase an Israeli medical-device company. He also supported the company’s European business and served as the company’s first Data Protection Officer under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In legal academia, Professor Crouse taught various courses at Hamline University School of Law and then Mitchell Hamline School of Law, including legal writing, advanced torts, and property. He also served as assistant dean of law students and diversity and legal counsel for the university during the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law. After the combination, he was a visiting assistant professor of law and the administrative director of Mitchell Hamline’s blended-learning JD program.
While in Minnesota, Professor Crouse volunteered as a Special Assistant State Public Defender at the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, and he served on the Second District Ethics Committee (Ramsey County), which investigates ethics complaints against attorneys.
- Legal Analysis, Writing & Research
- Professional Responsibility
- Contract Drafting Bootcamp