David H. Vernon

David H. Vernon

Position: 

Dean of Law

Biographical Information

David Vernon held degrees from Harvard University and New York University.  During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.  After time as a member of the faculty at New York University Law School, University of Houston Law School and University of New Mexico Law School, he came to Iowa in 1966.  He served as dean of University of Iowa College of Law from 1966 to 1971.

As a dean, he introduced the small-section program, giving 1Ls a more individualized first year of law school.  In addition to serving as dean, he was also a law professor at Iowa from 1966 until the time of his death in 2001.  His work focused on contracts, commercial law, and remedies.

Publications

Books

David H. Vernon, Contracts, Theory and Practice, 2nd ed. (Matthew Bender 1991)
David H. Vernon, Conflict of Laws: Cases, Materials and Problems (Matthew Bender 1990)
David H. Vernon, with Bruce I. Zimmer, The Demand for Legal Education: 1984 and the Future (American Association of Law Schools 1985)
David H. Vernon, Conflict of Laws: Theory and Practice (Matthew Bender 1982)
David H. Vernon, Contracts, Theory and Practice (M. Bender 1980)
David H. Vernon, Teachers' Guide, Contracts: Theory & Practice (Matthew Bender 1980)
David H. Vernon, Supplement for Conflict of Laws: Cases, Problems, and Essays (M. Bender 1979)
David H. Vernon, Conflict of Laws (Iowa Law School Continuing Legal Education 1976)
David H. Vernon, Conflict of Laws: Cases, Problems, Essays (Matthew Bender 1973)
David H. Vernon, Cases, Problems, and Essays on Conflict of Laws (1972)

Articles

David H. Vernon, "R. Dale Swihart: A Friend and Colleague," 75 Wash. U. L. Q. 1361 (1997)
David H. Vernon, "The Free Marketplace of Ideas: Why Is It so Illusive?," 21 J. Legal Prof. 7 (1997)
David H. Vernon, "Educational Debt Burden: Law School Assistance Programs—A Review of Existing Programs and a Proposed New Approach," 39 J. Legal Educ. 743 (1989)
Afton Dekanal & David H. Vernon, "Faculty-Edited Law Reviews: Should the Law Schools Join the Rest of Academe," 57 UMKC L. Rev. 233 (1989)
David H. Vernon & Bruce I. Zimmer, The Size and Quality of the Law School Applicant Pool: 1982-1986 and Beyond, 1987 Duke L.J. 204 (1987)
David H. Vernon & Bruce I. Zimmer, "The Demand for Legal Education: 1984 and the Future," 35 J. Legal Educ. 261 (1985)
David H. Vernon, "Ethics in Academe—Afton Dekanal," 34 J. Legal Educ. 205 (1984)
David H. Vernon, "Education for Proficiency: The Continuum," 33 J. Legal Educ. 559 (1983)
David H. Vernon, "A Week to Remember: Of Pregnant Cows, Slipped Horses, Sterile Bulls, Chickens, Heifers, and the Human Animal," 32 J. Legal Education 403 (1982)
David H. Vernon, "The Importance of Intellectual Diversity to Educational Quality," 32 J. Legal Education 189 (1982)
David H. Vernon, "State-Court Jurisdiction: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Impact of Shaffer v. Heitner," 63 Iowa L. Rev. 997 (1978)
David H. Vernon, "Single-Factor Bases of in Personam Jurisdiction—A Speculation on the Impact of Shaffer v. Heitner," 1978 Wash. U. L. Q. 273 (1978)
David H. Vernon & N. William Hines, "At This Point in Time (and with a Maximization of Effort Designed to Achieve a Profitable Literary Bottom Line), the Faculty of Iowa Law School Has Put Together…Guidelines for Preserving the English Language," 4 Learning & L. 26 (1977)
David H. Vernon, "Expectancy Damages for Breach of Contract: A Primer and Critique," 1976 Wash. U. L. Q. 179 (1976)
David H. Vernon, "The Expanding Law School Curriculum Committee: The Move by Courts and the Organized Bar to Control Legal Education," 1 J. Legal Prof. 7 (1976)
David H. Vernon, "In Memoriam: Percy Bordwell," 56 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (1970)
David H. Vernon, "Symposium: New Mexico’s Uniform Commercial Code: Foreword," 4 Nat. Resources J. 68 (1964)
David H. Vernon, "The Uniform Commercial Code: Some New Mexico Problems and Proposed Legislative Solutions," 3 Nat. Resources J. 487 (1964)
David H. Vernon, "Priorities, the Uniform Commercial Code and Consumer Financing," 4 B.C. Indus. & Com. L. Rev. 531 (1963)
David H. Vernon, "Annulment of Marriage: A Proposed Model Act," 12 J. Pub. L. 143 (1963)
David H. Vernon, "Recorded Chattel Security Interests in the Conflict of Laws," 47 Iowa L. Rev. 346 (1962)
David H. Vernon, "Annulment of Marriages in New Mexico – Part II – Proposed Statute," 2 Nat. Resources J. 270 (1962)
David H. Vernon, "Labyrinthine Ways: Jurisdiction to Annul," 10 J. Pub. L. 47 (1961)
David H. Vernon, "Annulment of Marriages in New Mexico – Part 1 – Jurisdiction," 1 Nat. Resources J. 146 (1961)
David H. Vernon, "Statues of Limitation in the Conflict of Laws: Borrowing Statutes," 32 Rocky Mntn. L. Rev. 287 (1960)
David H. Vernon, "The Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act: Tolling Problems," 12 Vand. L. Rev. 971 (1959)
David H. Vernon, "Some Constitutional Problems in the Conflict of Laws and Statutes of Limitation," 7 J. Pub. L. 120 (1958)
David H. Vernon, "The Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act: A Discussion of Section Two," 4 St. Louis U. L.J. 442 (1957)
David H. Vernon, "Report on the First Tentative Draft of the Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act," 3 Wayne L. Rev. 187 (1957)
David H. Vernon, "Marshaling of Real Security Interests," 1 Howard L.J. 172 (1955)
David H. Vernon, "Regulated Credit Life and Disability Insurance and the Small Loan," 29 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1098 (1954)
David H. Vernon, "Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law," 29 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 401 (1954)
David H. Vernon, "Labyrinthine Ways: The Handling of Food, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Cases by the Federal Trade Commission Since 1938," 8 Food Drug Cosm. L.J. 367 (1953)
David H. Vernon, "Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law," 1953 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 313 (1953)

Reports

David H. Vernon, "An Outline for Post-Sale Consumer Legislation in New Zealand: A Report to the Minister of Justice," New Zealand Government Printer (1987)
David H. Vernon, with Bruce I. Zimmer, A Report on the Demand for Legal Education: 1984 and the Future (Association of American Law Schools 1985)
David H. Vernon, Report of Self-Study Committee (University of Iowa College of Law 1977)
David H. Vernon, The University of Iowa College of Law, 1966-67 to 1970-71: A Report (University of Iowa College of Law 1971)
David H. Vernon, Report 1968: Crime Justice in Iowa. Crime Prevention and Control: Juvenile Delinquency, Law Enforcement, Courts, Corrections and the Community (Iowa Crime Commission 1968)