J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.A., Swarthmore College
William Ortman joins the faculty of Wayne State University Law School as an assistant professor of law beginning with the fall 2016 semester. For fall 2016, he will be teaching Administrative Law.
Ortman comes to Wayne Law from Harvard Law School, where he served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law since 2013.
His teaching and research interests include criminal law, criminal procedure and administrative law.
Previously, Ortman was a partner at Weinhardt & Logan in Des Moines, Iowa, and prior to that was a partner with Berlin McCormick in Des Moines. His practice at both firms focused on criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
He clerked for Hon. David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Ortman earned a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors in political science with a minor in philosophy in 2002 from Swarthmore College. He earned his law degree with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006.