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law educator

Peter John McGovern, American Law educator ( law: pract. & administration)Family and matrimonialEntertainmentlaw educator. Recipient Legal Writing award Federal Bar Association, 1969. Served to lieutenant commander Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy, 1965-1971.; Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation; member American Bar Association, State Bar Indiana.

Background

McGovern, Peter John was born on December 6, 1938 in New York City. Son of John Phillip and Helen Marie (Gaisser) McGovern.

Education

AB, Notre Dame University, 1961. Juris Doctor, Fordham University, 1964. Doctor of Education, University South Dakota, 1980.

Career

Bar: New York 1964, South Dakot 1972, Indiana 1983, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968, Illinois 1990. Attorney criminal division Department Justice, 1971-1972. Professor of law U. South Dakot, Vermillion, 1972-1983, assistant dean School Law, 1972-1975, acting dean, 1975, associate dean, 1977, director programs and planning,1979-1983.

Dean School Law, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., 1983-1985, School Law St. Thomas U., Florida, 1985-1987, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1987-1990, professor of law, 1990^. Director continuing legal education State Bar South Dakot, 1972-1983. Member, past chairman South Dakot Family Law Committee.

Board directors Legal Services of Greater Gary Inc. Past president Vermillion Area Arts Council. Board directors Lawyer for Creative Arts, 1990-1992, National Anti-Vivisection Society.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1964, South Dakota 1972, Indiana 1983, Illinois 1990, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.

Membership

Past president Vermillion Area Arts Council, National Anti-Vivisection Society. Board directors Lawyer for Creative Arts, 1990-1992. Lieutenant Commander Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy, 1965-1971.

Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, board directors, mediator, arbitrator, International Academy Dispute Resolution.

Connections

Married Catherine Bigley, August 31, 1963. Children: Brian Peter, Sean Daniel.

father:
John Phillip McGovern

mother:
Helen Marie (Gaisser) McGovern

spouse:
Catherine Bigley

child:
Brian Peter McGovern

child:
Sean Daniel McGovern