David E. Vandercoy

Professor of Law, Emeritus


LL.M., New York University School of Law (1980)
J.D., Dickinson School of Law (1974)
B.A., Pennsylvania State University (1971)

Courses Taught

Criminal and Civil Litigation (trial and appellate)
Skills Training

Representative Scholarship

The History of the Second Amendment, 28 VAL. U.L.R. 1007 (1994)

Representative Matters Handled

United States v. Styles Taylor, capital murder trial, No. 2:01CR-0073 (N.D. Ind.), opinions resolving pretrial issues at 293 F.Supp. 2d 884, 302 F.Supp. 2d 901, 316 F.Supp. 2d 730, 328 F.Supp. 2d 915 (Five month jury trial, July-November, 2004, resulting in a life verdict).

Allen v. State, 959 N.E.2d 343 (Ind. App. 2001) (restoration of appellate rights).

State of Indiana v. Sharon Garland, 719 N.E.2d 1184 (Ind. 1999) retrial after remand, 75C01-9602-CF-00011, Starke Circuit Court (Homicide case retrial after I obtained reversal of conviction on appeal).

Janowsky v. United States, 133 F.3d 888 (Fed. Cir. 1998) trial after remand, No. 90-3846 C, Court of Federal Claims. Sole counsel (suit against the Government for taking a business for use in a sting operation).

Honors and Professional Activities

State Pro Bono Commission
Attorney Specialization Committee
ABA Site Team Member