Margaret Howard Law Alumni Association Professor of Law, Emerita

Phone: 540-458-8581


Office: 4002 Lewis Hall 

Scholarly Commons  •  High Res Photo

Area of Expertise

Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contracts


BA, 1969, Duke University

JD, 1975, Washington University

LLM, 1981, Yale 


Admitted to practice in Missouri; associate, Lewis and Rice, St. Louis, 1975-77; Assistant Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, 1977-80; Associate Professor, 1980-82; Visiting Professor of Law, Emory University, spring 1990; Visiting Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, summer 1992; Visiting Professor of Law, Duke University, spring 1998; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington University, summer 1999; Visiting Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1981-82; Associate Professor 1982-92; Professor, 1992-2001; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, fall 2000; Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University, spring 2001; Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2001-; John W. Elrod Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, 2004-2005.

Recent Publications

 - See Prof. Howard's full list of publications at her Scholarly Commons page.