G. Michael Fenner
James L. Koley '54
Professor of Constitutional Law
James L. Koley '54 Professor of Constitutional Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas University in 1965; and his Juris Doctor degree, with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1969. From 1969-1972 he was a trial attorney in the Honors Law Graduate Program with the United States Department of Justice. In 1970, he received the U.S. Department of Justice Special Achievement Award. He joined the Creighton Law faculty in 1972.
Professor Fenner is President of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He is a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure and the House of Delegates of the Nebraska Bar Association, and past chairperson of the Evidence section of the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Fenner received the Nebraska State Bar Foundations 1992 Shining Light award. He is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs for lawyers, judges, and their support staffs. He is the author of the treatise "The Hearsay Rule" (Carolina Academic Press, 3d ed. forthcoming 2013). In addition to the Creighton Law Review, he has written articles for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, University of Missouri- Kansas City Law Review, and Trial. He has also published a number of pieces of "editorial whimsy" in a variety of popular papers and magazines. As Reporter for the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure, Professor Fenner has primary responsibility for Nebraskas pattern jury instructions for civil trials, NJI2d Civ., and is the author of the annual supplements to NJI2d Civ. (West).
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
First Amendment Freedom of Speech
Supreme Court Seminar
See a partial list of publications on Prof. Fenner's SSRN page here.