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Steven G. Bailey

Steven G. Bailey, JD, CFP(r)
Sr. Lecturer
Steven G Bailey

Mr. Bailey graduated Edwardsville High School in 1976 and attended the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign, whence he graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, combined Minor in Mathematics and Psychology.  While there he engaged in NROTC, a reader’s theatre performance of The Wasteland, and was a James Scholar.

He is a 1984 cum laude recipient of the Juris Doctor degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.  He was a Class Representative, Vice-President and President of the Student Bar Association and was listed three times on the Dean’s List for academic performance.  Since graduation he has been active with the Law School Alumni Association and as a Moot Court Judge with the National Health Law Appellate Advocacy competition held in the Fall.

Mr. Bailey practiced law for twenty years, primarily as a personal injury litigator for both plaintiff and insurance defense firms in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area.  He was involved in 13 jury trials and approximately 1,500 witness depositions.  He spent four years Of Counsel to the Illinois Appellate Defender’s Office in its Capital Litigation division.

Mr. Bailey also holds a Secondary Education (Mathematics) Post Degree Certificate from the University of Missouri St. Louis (2002) and is a Certified Financial Planning registrant with the CFP Board of Standards since 1999.  He has held Series 7 and 63 Licensure, and Life and Health, Variable licenses, but these are no longer valid.

Mr. Bailey teaches: BA 2900, Legal Environment of Business; Finance 3561: Principles of Insurance and Risk Management; Finance 3562: Life Insurance and Employee Benefits; and Finance 3563: Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits.  He has taught at the Pierre Laclede Honors College and in the MBA program.  He is on the adjunct faculty at the Meramec Campus of the St. Louis Community College.  He has served on various committees at UMSL.  He has served on a number of committees and as a leader in various civic organizations.

He is a big fan of the UMSL library system, particularly the Mercantile Library, which has introduced him to Railroad and Inland Waterways history and operations.  Its great history section has let him augment prior studies of the War Between the States with delving into the Late Colonial to Early National history of these United States.  He has taught at UMSL since the fall of 2001.  His classrooms favor active learning through interactive projects.

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JD, Southern Illinois University, Law 1984


  • BUSAD 2900 - Legal Environment of Business
  • FINANCE 3561 - Principles of Insurance
  • FINANCE 3562 - Life Insurance
  • FINANCE 3563 - Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits