Professor Bakken teaches a wide range of courses, inlcuding American Legal History, Western History, Women in the West, and American Military HistoryGordon Morris Bakken earned his degrees at the University of Wisconsin [B.S. 66, M.S. 67, Ph.D., 70, J.D. 73] and joined the faculty of CSUF in 1969.  He teaches American Legal and Constitutional History, Westward Movement, American Military Heritage, Women of the American West, Women and American Law, as well as Historical Thinking and Historical Writing. He is the author of sixteen books, thirty-nine articles and law reviews, sixteen book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and numerous book reviews.  Presently, he is completing Western American Mining, the Law and the Environment (University of Oklahoma Press), chapters in The World: A Brief History (Harlan Davidson, Inc.), and editorial work on Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (Sage Reference, Inc.).  Professor Bakken is Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honorary Society in History, Founding Vice President and Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, and a member of the editorial board of Western Legal history, California History, The Journal of the West, and Montana: The Magazine of Western History.  He served as Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians (1990-2001) and a member of the California Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Court Records Management (1991-97).

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