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Doug McFarland

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Douglas Dale McFarland born July 18, 1946 is a professor emeritus at Hamline University School of Law, a Minnesota politician, and an author


  • 1 Biography and Titles
  • 2 Politics
  • 3 Polls
    • 31 Senate
    • 32 Attorney general
  • 4 Published works
  • 5 See also
  • 6 External links
  • 7 References

Biography and Titles

He was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota He received a BA in political science from Macalester College, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a PhD in speech-communication from the University of Minnesota[1] Before coming to Hamline, Dr McFarland was an attorney at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, practicing in the areas of corporate law and litigation[1] McFarland began his teaching career at Hamline in 1974 and was named emeritus professor in 2013, having been elected Professor of the Year five times by students He was Administrative Assistant, a position now titled Counselor, to Chief Justice Warren E Burger, in the Supreme Court of the United States from 1985–86, and prior to that was a Tom C Clark Judicial Fellow at the Court[1] He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Federalist Society[1] Dr McFarland was Associate Dean for Teaching and Scholarship from 2002–05, and has been Admissions Chair, Curriculum Chair, Development Task Force Chair, Faculty Appointments Chair, and Promotion and Tenure Chair[1]


McFarland ran for David Durenberger's Minnesota US Senate seat in 1994 He dropped out of the Senate race in May, 1994, when his campaign ran out of money and cast his support for Bert McKasy Afterwards, in June he became the Lieutenant Governor running mate for Allen Quist, but the two lost in the primary election Three years later, he garnered some votes in the race for Minnesota Attorney General in the 1997 convention, but withdrew from the race



  • GOP Primary Mason-Dixon Favorable 2/21/94[2]
    • Rod Grams, 38%
    • Joanell Dyrstad, 28%
    • Doug McFarland, 9%
    • Bert McKasy, 3%
  • Among All Mason-Dixon Favorable 2/21/94[2]
    • Rod Grams R, 26%
    • Joanell Dyrstad R, 26%
    • Tom Foley D, 25%
    • Collin Peterson D, 17%
    • Ann Wynia D, 11%
    • Tom Berg D, 9%
    • Linda Berglin D, 9%
    • Gen Olson R, 9%
    • Doug McFarland R, 5%
    • Bert McKasy R, 3%
  • Star Tribune Name Recognition Lower, Better[3]
    • Rod Grams R, 41%
    • Collin Peterson D, 61%
    • Doug McFarland R, 69%
    • Tom Berg D, 71%
    • Linda Berglin D, 72%
    • Pat McGowan R, 73%
    • Gen Olson R, 78%
    • Bert McKasy R, 81%
    • Ann Wynia D, 84%
  • Pioneer Press Name Recognition Higher, Better[3]
    • Tom Foley D, 67%
    • Rod Grams R, 66%
    • Collin Peterson D, 48%
    • Doug McFarland R, 35%
    • Tom Berg D, 33%
    • Linda Berglin D, 33%
    • Gen Olson R, 16%
    • Ann Wynia D, 14%
    • Bert McKasy R, 7%

Attorney general

  • Republican Convention Straw Poll[4]
    • Charlie Weaver, 58%
    • Doug McFarland, 29%
    • John Graham, 7%

Published works

    • Nineteen computer-assisted law learning exercises available on the website of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
    • Viewing the "Same Case or Controversy" of Supplemental Jurisdiction Through the Lens of the "Common Nucleus of Operative Fact" of Pendent Jurisdiction, 45 TEX TECH L REV 905 2013
    • Supplemental Jurisdiction over Permissive Counter-claims and Set Offs: A Misconception, 64 MERCER L REV 437 2013
    • Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Transaction or Occurrence and the Claim Interlock Civil Procedure, 12 FLA COASTAL L REV 247 2011
    • In Search of the Transaction or Occurrence: Counterclaims, 40 CREIGHTON L REV 699 2007
    • The True Compass: No Federal Question in a State Law Claim, 55 U KAN L REV 1 2006
    • A Personal Tribute to Chief Justice Rehnquist, 29 HAMLINE L REV 1 2006
    • A Personal Tribute to Chief Justice Rehnquist, 29 HAMLINE L REV 1 2006
    • Computer-Assisted Exercises on Civil Procedure CALI, 6th ed published electronically on caliorg; West, 5th ed 2004; 4th ed 1995; 3d ed 1991 with Roger C Park
    • Dictum Run Wild: How Long-Arm Statutes Extended to the Limits of Due Process, 84 B U L REV 491 2004
    • Drop the Shoe: A Law of Personal Jurisdiction, 68 MO L REV 753 2003
    • Present Sense Impressions Cannot Live in the Past, 28 FLA ST U L REV 907 2001
    • MINNESOTA CIVIL PRACTICE Lexis 4th ed 2008, plus supplements; 3d ed 1999; Butterworths, 2d ed 1990; Mason, 1st ed 1979 with William J Keppel
    • Profiles of all 26 Minnesota Chief Justices and Chief Judges, in FOR THE RECORD: 150 YEARS OF LAW & LAWYERS IN MINNESOTA Minnesota State Bar Association, 1999
    • Chief Justice Warren E Burger: A Personal Tribute, 19 HAMLINE L REV 1 1995
    • The Unconstitutional Stub of Section 1441c, 54 Ohio St LJ 1059 1993
    • The Need for a New National Court, 100 HARV L REV 1400 1987 with Thomas E Baker
    • Students and Practicing Lawyers Identify the Ideal Law Professor, 36 J LEGAL EDUC 93 1986
    • Self-Images of Law Professors: Rethinking the Schism in Legal Education, 35 J LEGAL EDUC 232 1985
    • Dead Men Tell Tales: Thirty Times Three Years of the Judicial Process After Hillmon, 30 VILL L REV 1 1985
    • Rhetorical Visions of Committed Voters in the 1980 Presidential Campaign, 1 J CRITICAL STUD MASS COMMUNICATION 287 1984 with Ernest Bormann, Becky Kroll, and Kathy Watters[1]

See also

  • CALI
  • David Durenberger
  • Joanell Dyrstad
  • Rod Grams
  • Collin Peterson
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Warren Burger

External links

  • Website for Few Are Chosen
  • Webpage at Hamline Univeversity
  • Mason Dixon poll[permanent dead link]
  • People Search for Douglas D McFarland
  • Minnesota Public Radio 1997 Republican Convention Report


  1. ^ a b c d e f Retrieved 2009-11-14
  2. ^ a b [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b McFarland, Doug 2008 Few Are Chosen Minnesota: Beaver Pond Press ISBN 978-1-59298-227-1 
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