Beverly C. Dureus

Beverly C. Dureus

Full-time faculty

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy

"The art of good legal writing is re-writing, thus indeed the race is not given to the swift, but to he or she who endures to the end of several rewrites! Always have a response to the question, 'Where are you?' It equips one to properly discern the hierarchy of legal authorities, strategize, relate to one’s audience, and keep one’s ethical compass in check."


Dr. Duréus served as a judicial clerk intern for Chief Judge William Stuart for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Following graduation she worked in civil litigation at Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. in Dallas, was a shareholder at Chapman & Reese, P.C., and returned to Iowa as an Associate Professor of Law at Drake University where she taught civil procedure, evidence and legal research & writing. She has served as Senior Counsel and the Chair of the Ecclesiastical Section of White & Wiggins, L.L.P. in Dallas since 1994 as a consultant, and is the Founder and President of Katallasso Ministries International™.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy


B.A., Drake University
J.D., Drake Law
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
D.Min., Perkins School of Theology


Legal Research, Writing & Advocacy
Federal Judicial Externship


LESSONS FROM SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICAN LAWYERS  (Hope’s Promise Publishing LLC, 2020) (Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., ed., )(Contributing Author).