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Northwest Missouri State University

James Patrick McLaughlin

James Patrick McLaughlin



2120 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 1978



  • Juris Doctor; University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • B.S. Business Administration; Central Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Business Law I
  • Insurance and Risk

Academic Interests

  • Law, Insurance, Teaching Pedagogy
  • Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching (10)
  • Alumni Association Award for Exemplary Teaching

Scholarly Activity

  • Professional Presentations - over 50
  • Publications - over 20
  • Best Paper Awards - 9

Student Group Advisement

  • Blue Key Alumni Sponsor
  • SIFE Board of Directors
  • Tech School Advisory Board, Maryville High School

Other Professional Experience

  • Practicing Attorney
  • Maryville Prosecuting Attorney
  • Municipal Judge, 2 jurisdictions
  • Municipal Attorney, 6 jurisdictions
  • Head Golf Coach, Northwest Women’s Golf Team
  • MIAA Representative to NCAA Regional Committee
  • National Golf Coaches Association, National Pollster