Legal Authors to Present Authors’ Forum and Booksigning



March 29, 2007 – Two distinguished legal authors will visit Southeast Missouri State University April 18.

Morley Swingle, author of Scoundrels to the Hoosegow and Judge Robert H. Dierker, Jr., author of The Tyranny of Tolerance will present a lecture about their respective books and the legal issues contained within.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Program Lounge on the third floor of the University Center. The presentation is free and open to the public. Both authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

Swingle has been prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County for more than 20 years. He is the author of a novel, The Gold of Cape Girardeau, and he has taught at seminars around the country. Some of the thousands of cases Swingle has prosecuted have been featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Dateline” and “Court TV.” Swingle holds his bachelor of arts and juris doctorate from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Dierker, Jr. is a circuit judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Before becoming a judge in 1986, he clerked for the Missouri Court of Appeals, worked in private practice and served as assistant and associate counselor for the City of St. Louis. Dierker holds his bachelor of arts degree from St. Louis University, his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and his LL.M. degree from Harvard University.

For more information, contact Adam Hanna, Student Government president, at (573)986-6057 or