Résumé of Nile Stanton
University Indianapolis School of Law, 1973
M.A., Ball State University, 1969
(double major: U.S. history and political science)
B.S., Ball State University, 1965
(social science comprehensive major, speech
August, 2014 – May, 2016. Adjunct
Lecturer, University of New England, Tangier, Morocco. My signature
course was PSC 378, “War and Public Health.”
1994 through Spring, 2014, Professor
for the University of Maryland University College – European Division.
-- In face-to-face classes in Greece, Italy, Bosnia,
Spain, and via distance education, I taught a wide variety of courses
including these, all of which are three credit-hour courses unless otherwise
indicated: The course I taught most often (32 iterations) was the upper-level
course “Law, Morality, and War.”
Criminal Justice Courses -- CCJS 400,
"Criminal Courts," CCJS 352, "Drugs and Crime,"
351, "Issues in Criminal Justice," (a 6 credit-hour course), and CCJS
350, "Juvenile Delinquency."
Government Courses -- GVPT 475, "The
Presidency and the Executive Branch," GVPT 431, "Introduction to Constitutional
Law," GVPT 403, "Law, Morality, and War," GVPT 388, "Presidential
Election: 2000" (1 credit-hour seminar), and GVPT 170, "American Government."
History Courses -- HIST 219/319,
"America in the 1960s" and "The U.S. and Vietnam" (1 credit-hour seminars)
and HIST 157,
"United States History Since 1865" and HIST 156, "United States History
1987-1994, Teacher of English
as a Foreign Language.
At the International Institute
of Commerce in Paris, the Masters' College in Hania, Crete, Greece,
a private language school in the same city, and to private students, I taught English as a foreign language at an
1974-1986, Trial and Appellate
As private counsel, I represented
citizens accused of serious felonies throughout the state of Indiana
and, in a few instances, all surrounding states as well as in California,
Texas, Florida, and Iowa in both federal and state courts. Over 25%
of my defense work was pro bono publico. As counsel for plaintiffs,
I also litigated a few civil rights cases in both state and federal courts
involving claims of racial discrimination, age discrimination, the
rights of prisoners, and police brutality. In the late 1970s, at the
request of the Warden of the Indiana State Prison, and with the unanimous
approval of the inmates involved, I served as the sole independent observer
during negotiations with prisoners who had taken over a cellblock and were
holding three guards as hostages. All the hostages were released unharmed.
Thereafter, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections appointed
me to personally investigate and report on whether promises made to prisoners
during the negotiations were fulfilled, which task I did. I was wrongfully
disbarred in 1986.
1972-1974, Executive Director,
Indianapolis Lawyers Commission.
Working for this
branch of the Indianapolis Bar Association, I drafted (with the able
assistance of others) the original Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
grant applications that resulted in funding for the first law clerks
for judges in Indianapolis, the first computerized information retrieval
system for Marion County Prosecutors (PROMIS), a work release program
for prisoners, etc., and also obtained a million dollar Labor Department
grant to set up the first diagnostic testing program for the Indiana
Department of Correction. In 1973, I was called upon to assist the "Blue Ribbon Committee" that Indiana Governor Matthew Welch
appointed to investigate and report on the causes and consequences of the
riot and take-over of
the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City, Indiana, which began on Labor Day
1966-1972, High School Teacher.
Shortly after receiving my B.S.,
I began teaching at Marion High School, in Marion, Indiana. I taught
a variety of social sciences courses and was the sponsor and trainer
of the speech team and was sponsor of the chess club. Thereafter,
for four years I taught a wide variety of courses at the T.R. White
School, an accredited high school inside the walls of a maximum security
prison, the Indiana State Reformatory at Pendleton, Indiana. I also
organized and sponsored the chess club. While there, I was appointed
as the first head of staff training by the Superintendent and developed
and taught orientation and other training programs for all guards and
2004, "Stanley J. Drazek Teaching
1996, "Excellent Service Award,"
presented by the Commander of the U.S.
military base at Camp Colt, Bosnia, for teaching university courses.
1981, "Honorary Playboy Bunny," presented
by Senior Editor Bill Helmer of Playboy Magazine, playfully authorizing the awardee to "ply visiting
journalists with hard liquor and take pictures of naked women."
1981, "President's Award," presented
by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for serving
pro bono publico as chief defense counsel in the Larry
Hicks death penalty case.
1981, Chairperson of the seminar
on "Criminal Trial Tactics" sponsored by the Indiana Continuing Legal
Education Forum, for which seminar I also edited the book used.
1977, Biographee, Who's Who
in American Law (1st Ed.).
1976, Honorary Life Prisoner, presented by the Lifers' Club at the
Indiana State Prison in part for reducing its membership.
1973, "Outstanding Editor,"
presented by the Board of Editors of the Indiana Law Review for
work as Articles Editor.
1972-1973, Corpus Juris Secundum
Award for scholarship and two other book awards for top "A" in law
school courses; Moot Court Board of Governors; President, Wendell
Wilkie Society of International Law.
1967, Mayor's Award of "Outstanding
Citizen" for organizing Marion, Indiana's first "Youth in Government
1965, Member, Ball State University
varsity debate team.
1962, Senior Class President, Fairmount
High School, Fairmount, Indiana.
Biases: Why We Are Killing Ourselves," The Contrary Perspective, August
Obama: Please Stop The Race To War," The Contrary Perspective, July 14,
Like Slavery, Sabotages Humanity," The Contrary Perspective, June 18,
Trial Tactics (Editor, 1981), published by the Indiana Continuing
Legal Education Forum. At ICLEF's request, I selected all of the materials
for and edited this book and organized and chaired the state-wide seminar
for judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in which it was used.
C. Thompson & N. Stanton, Indiana
Criminal Procedure Sourcebook (ICLEF: 1974), 2 volumes.
History and Practice of Executive Impoundment of Appropriated
Funds, 53 Neb. L. Rev. 1 (1974). This article
was relied upon heavily and received the only footnote in the majority
section of the Senate Budget Committee's Report (Senate Rpt. 104-9)
on the Line Item Veto Act of 1995. The article has also been cited as
authority in numerous scholarly works.
Convicts and the Constitution in Indiana, 7 Ind. L. Rev. 662 (1974).
The Presidency and the Purse: Impoundment 1803-1973, 45 U. Colo. L. Rev. 25 (1973).
The Demise of Traditional Antitrust Law Concepts, 44 Miss. L. Rev. 852 (1973).
Sentencing Provisions in Proposals for a New Federal Criminal
Code, 7 Ind. L. Rev. 348 (1973).
In lay periodicals, I've delineated
the steps taken by Alice Kober, John Chadwick,
and especially Michael Ventris, to decipher Minoan linear B, written
a book review of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History
of Time, and published poetry. In the
early 1980s, I published a few columns titled “Jurisprudence” in Taboo (an Indianapolis alternative
monthly magazine), some of which were highly critical of certain tactics
used by police SWAT units and undercover narcotics agents.