School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law
Phone: (479) 575-7959
Dale A. Whitman is the former James Campbell Professor of Law at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he retired in 2007. He received his B.E.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1963 and his law degree from Duke University in 1966. After practicing for a short period with the firm of O'Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles, Whitman began his academic career at the University of North Carolina in 1967.
He was a member of the original faculty when the Brigham Young University law school was founded in 1973. He has since been a faculty member at the University of Washington and the University of Missouri-Columbia (where he served as dean from 1982 to 1988). He has also been a visiting professor at Pepperdine University, University of Florida, South Texas Law School, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Tulsa, the University of Utah, the University of Georgia, and UCLA. During 2009-2010, Whitman served as Associate Area Legal Counsel for Asia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he dealt with the church's legal issues in 15 Asian countries.
Whitman is one of the nation's premier experts on property law. He is a coauthor of five books and numerous articles in this area. During 1971-73 he was involved with the nation's federal housing programs, serving in Washington DC with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Whitman was a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools from 1994 through 1997, and was its president for the year 2002. He was a co-reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Property (Mortgages), published in 1997, and reporter for the Uniform Power of Sale Foreclosure Act, approved in 2002 by the Commissioners on Uniform Laws. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, the American Law Institute, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.