John Whiston

Herschel G. Langdon Clinical Professor Of Law Emeritus

Professor Whiston joined the Iowa law faculty as a Visiting Professor in 1994. He was appointed to the faculty permanently in 1997. Before coming to Iowa, Professor Whiston had been a partner in the Missoula, Montana, litigation firm of Rossbach & Whiston, P.C., and had taught Torts at the University of Montana School of Law. He supervises the law school's Trial Advocacy Program and coaches the school's regional trial teams. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Iowa and Montana, before the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and is admitted at the Supreme Court of the United States.

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At Iowa, Professor Whiston teaches in the Clinical Legal Programs and also teaches Evidence, Deposition Practice, Worker's Compensation, and Trial Advocacy.


He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court (Cedar Rapids, Iowa).



BA, Yale University, 1970

JD, University of Montana, with high honors, 1984

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