Margaret Raymond

Margaret Raymond


William G. Hammond Professor of Law

Biographical Information

Professor Raymond received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review. She served as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and the late Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following her clerkships, she practiced as a commercial litigator and a criminal defense lawyer. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa from 1995-2011, where she was named the William G. Hammond Professor of Law and was honored with the law school's Collegiate Teaching Award. While at Iowa, Professor Raymond held a number of campus leadership roles, including president of the University Faculty Senate. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, and the professional responsibility of lawyers. She is the author of a Professional Responsibility casebook, The Law and Ethics of Law Practice. Professor Raymond was named Dean of University of Wisconsin Law School in July 2011.



Margaret Raymond. The Law and Ethics of Law Practice. St. Paul, MN: West, 2009.


Margaret Raymond, “Professional Responsibility for the Pro Se Attorney,” 1 St. Mary’s J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 2 (2011).
Margaret Raymond, “Inside, Outside: Cross-Border Enforcement of Attorney Advertising Restrictions,” 43 Akron L. Rev. 801 (2010).
Margaret Raymond, “Looking for Trouble: Framing and the Dignitary Interest in the Law of Self-Defense,” 71 Ohio St. L.J. 287 (2010).
Margaret Raymond, “On Legalistic Behavior, the Advocacy Privilege, and Why People Hate Lawyers,” 55 Buff. L. Rev. 929 (2007-2008).
Margaret Raymond, “The Right to Refuse and the Obligation to Comply: Challenging the Gamesmanship Model of Criminal Procedure,” 54 Buff. L. Rev. 1483 (April 2007).
Margaret Raymond, “No Fellow in American Legislation: Weems v. United States and the Doctrine of Proportionality,” 30 Vt. L. Rev. 251 (2006).
Margaret Raymond, “The Professionalization of Ethics,” 33 Fordham Urb. L.J. 153 (2005-2006).
Margaret Raymond, “Criminal Defense Heroes,” 13 Widener L.J. 167 (2003-2004).
Margaret Raymond, “Commentary on the Drug War,” 6 J. Gender Race & Just. 447 (2002).
Margaret Raymond, “Penumbral Crimes,” 39 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1395 (2002).
Margaret Raymond, “The Problem with Innocence,” 49 Clev. St. L. Rev. 449 (2001).
Margaret Raymond, “Fool for a Client: Some Reflections on Representing the President,” 68 Fordham L. Rev. 851 (1999-2000).
Margaret Raymond, “Down on the Corner, Out in the Street: Considering the Character of the Neighborhood in Evaluating Reasonable Suspicion,” 60 Ohio St. L.J. 99 (1999).
Margaret Raymond, “Fool for a Client: Some Preliminary Thoughts,” 1999 Prof. Law. Symp. Issues 175 (1999).
Margaret Raymond, “Police Policing Police: Some Doubts,” 72 St. John’s L. Rev. 1255 (1998).
Margaret Raymond, “Rejecting Totalitarianism: Translating the Guarantees of Constitutional Criminal Procedure,” 76 N.C. L. Rev. 1193 (1997-1998).

Book Reviews

Margaret Raymond, review of Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America’s Heartland, by Patricia Bryan and Thomas Wolf, 57 J. Legal Educ. 293 (2007).
Margaret Raymond, “The Importance of Being Important,” (review of Edward Lazarus, Closed Chambers: The First Eyewitness Account of the Epic Struggle Inside the Supreme Court), 84 Iowa L. Rev. 147 (1998-1999).