Emeritus Professor John J. Cound is a recognized expert in civil procedure. He teaches admiralty, civil procedure, complex litigation, conflict of laws, evidence, federal courts, and professional responsibility.
Professor Cound received his B.A. degree from George Washington University. He earned an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated, magna cum laude, and was Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon completion of his LL.B. degree, Professor Cound clerked for Judge Learned Hand on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then served as an attorney for the Appellate Section of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Professor Cound joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School in 1956. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles Law School and has taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law, University of Texas School of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Washington University School of Law, Hamline University School of Law, and the Christian Albrechts Universitat in Kiel, Germany. He also has served on the faculty of the Association of American Law Schools Orientation Program in American Law. Professor Cound is a coauthor of a leading casebook on civil procedure and served as a Reporter for the Minnesota Criminal Jury Institution Guides from 1971 to 1977.