David H. Taylor

Title: Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office Location: Swen Parson 192A
Office Phone: 815-753-0560
Email: dtaylor@niu.edu
Education: B.A., Duke University
J.D., Washington University

David Taylor teaches courses related to litigation: Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Civil Procedure and Lawyering Skills and is the director of skills training at the College of Law. He has coached law students in advocacy competitions in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, client counseling and mediation. In 2006, Professor Taylor was named a Presidential teaching professor, the highest teaching honor bestowed by NIU. In 2010 he was elevated to distinguished teaching professor. Prior to joining the faculty, he practiced law with Prairie State Legal Services, where he was a staff attorney and held the position of deputy director of litigation. While practicing with legal services, Professor Taylor litigated cases ranging from daily service cases to complex class action litigation and appeals.


Areas of Expertise

  • Civil procedure
  • Evidence
  • Poverty law
  • Litigation and trial practice

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