Dorsey D. Ellis Jr.

Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr.


Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Dorsey D. Ellis earned legal degrees from University of Chicago and Maryville College.  After several years of private practice in New York City, he became a member of the law faculty at Iowa in 1968.  During his time as a professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, he also served in a number of administrative roles, including Vice President of Finance and University Services.

In 1987 he left Iowa to become Dean of  Washington University of St. Louis.  His work focuses on legal history, antitrust, and torts.


Book Chapters

Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Legislative Powers: FTC Rulemaking," in The Federal Trade Commission Since 1970: Economic Regulation and Bureaucratic Behavior, at 161-83, K. Clarkson and T. Muris, eds. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1981
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., “The Constitution and the Rights of the Accused,” in Law and Order Reconsidered, J. Campbell, J. Sahid & D. Stang, eds. New York: Praeger, 1970


Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Physician Joint Networks and Hospital Mergers: A Dose of Antitrust Law," 53 St. Louis B. J. 26 (2006-2007)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Projecting the Long Arm of the Law: Extraterritorial Enforcement of U.S. Antitrust Laws in the Global Economy," 1 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 477 (2002)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Legal Education: A Perspective on the Last 130 Years of American Legal Training," 6 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 157 (2001)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "In Memoriam: F. Hodge O'Neal," 69 Wash. U. L. Q. 369 (1991)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Shaping the Future," 36 St. Louis B. J. 51 (1989-1990)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Shaping the Future," 37 St. Louis B. J. 54 (1990-1991)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Punitive Damages, Due Process, and the Jury," 40 Ala. L. Rev. 975 (1988-1989)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Introduction: A Tribute to F. Hodge O'Neal," 66 Wash. U. L. Q. xi (1988)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "An Economic Theory of International Torts: A Comment," 3 Int'l Rev. L. & Econs. 45-57 (1983)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Fairness and Efficiency in the Law of Punitive Damages," 56 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (1982-1983)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Efficiency and Vicarious Liability for Punitive Damages: Economic Implications of City of Newport v. Fact Concerts, Inc.," 1 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 135 (1982)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Punitive Damages in Iowa Law: A Critical Assessment," 66 Iowa L. Rev. 1005 (1980-1981)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Damages and the Privacy Tort: Sketching a Legal Profile," 64 Iowa L. Rev. 1111 (1978-1979)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Equal Opportunity in Educational and Employment Selection," 32 Amer. Psych. 306-20 (1977)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Powell v. McCormack and the Power to Expel: Some Unanswered Questions Regarding the Framers' Intent," 5 Ga. L. Rev. 203 (1970-1971)
Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr., "Vox Populi v. Suprema Lex: A Comment on the Testimonial Privilege of the Fifth Amendment," 55 Iowa L. Rev. 829 (1969-1970)