Derek T. Muller

Professor of Law
Bouma Fellow in Law

Professor Derek Muller joined Iowa Law in the Fall of 2020. His research focuses on election law, particularly the role of states in the administration of federal elections. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School and worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. He then practiced litigation with Kirkland & Ellis LLP of Chicago, Illinois. Professor Muller has taught at Penn State Law, Notre Dame Law School, and Pepperdine Caruso Law. Professor Muller teaches Election Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, and Evidence.

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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Election Law
  • Federal Courts 
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Administrative Law
  • Evidence


  • Illinois Bar
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BA, Hillsdale College, 2004, JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2007