Douglas R. Heidenreich

Emeritus Professor of Law

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Phone: 651-290-6347
Fax: 651-290-6406
Office: Rm 304

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“As the longest-serving member of the William Mitchell faculty and undisputed Faculty Curmudgeon, I reject ‘modern’ approaches to teaching that employ technological gimmicks, not for their pedagogical value, but because they are available. In courses that I teach, students – even those of modest ability – who do the hard, sometimes mundane, work of briefing cases, taking notes, outlining the material, and studying almost always succeed. Others do not.”


B.A., 1953, University of Minnesota
J.D., 1961, William Mitchell College of Law


William Mitchell College of Law: emeritus professor of law, 2014- ; professor of law, 1965-2014; dean, 1965-75; acting dean, 1964-65; assistant dean, 1963-64; assistant professor of law, 1963-64.

Associate, Erickson, Popham, Haik & Schnobrich, Minneapolis, 1961-63.

Admitted: Minnesota, 1961.

Professional Focus

Professor Heidenreich has a deep interest in the history and culture of the legal profession.

Leadership & Service

Member, Members Consultative Group for ALI Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.