James Tomkovicz will be a visiting professor at the UCLA School of Law. He is the Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He joined the faculty in 1982 after serving as a visiting professor at Iowa in the spring of 1981 and an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law during the 1981-82 academic year. Prior to that, Professor Tomkovicz was an attorney with the Appellate Section of the Lands Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Schwartz, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and as law clerk to the Honorable John M. Ferren, associate judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Professor Tomkovicz has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Investigation and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and Evidence. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School, at UCLA School of Law and at the University of San Diego School of Law, and was a faculty member in the London Law Consortium.
Professor Tomkovicz is the co-author (with Professor Welsh S. White (1940-2005)) of a casebook entitled Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Constraints Upon Investigation and Proof (6th edition, 2008, LexisNexis). A seventh edition of the casebook is in progress and should be available for Spring 2013 adoption. He has authored an outline entitled Criminal Procedure (1997, Aspen) and a scholarly text concerning the Sixth Amendment right to legal assistance that is entitled The Right to the Assistance of Counsel (Greenwood Press, 2002). In 2011, Oxford University Press published Professor Tomkovicz’s most recent book, Constitutional Exclusion: The Rules, Rights, and Remedies that Strike the Balance Between Freedom and Order, an in-depth analysis of the seven constitutional bases for excluding evidence of guilt from criminal trials. In addition, Professor Tomkovicz has written several articles related to criminal procedure and criminal law. He is a member of the California and United States Supreme Court bars.