Faculty Biography

Walter Heiser

Class of 1975 Endowed Professor of Law

  • LLM, 1978, Harvard University
  • JD, 1971, University of Wisconsin
  • BA, 1968, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

Professor Heiser teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, California civil procedure, international civil litigation, and federal jurisdiction.

Professional Experience

Heiser was associate director of the Legal Aid Society of St. Louis and a teaching fellow at Harvard University Law School. He has been a visiting professor of law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1978.

Honors and Affiliations

Heiser was the recipient of USD’s Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1997, USD’s University Professorship in 2001, and USD’s Herzog Endowment Scholar Award in 1997. He is a member of the Order of the Coif.