Betty J. Luke





Betty J. Luke
Associate Professor of Clinical Studies

"Much madness is divinest sense "To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'T is the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane; Demure, --you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain."

—Emily Dickinson

BS, Lamar University
BS, University of Texas Medical Branch
J.D., Houston College of Law
LLM, University of Houston Law Center

Areas of expertise: on-site legal clinics.


Phone: 713.652.0009

Office: Legal Clinic

Professor Luke
is a clinical legal educator who focuses her practical teaching in skills course offerings.  Her background in health segued into a natural curiosity of Social Security disability which soon grew to encompass the family law and probate substantive areas.   The fertile environment of South Texas College of Law allowed her to merge interests in teaching and community service leading to the creation of the Direct Representation Legal Clinics.

She teaches the family law clinics, the probate clinic, the guardianship clinic, the estate planning clinic, and the community education clinic.  Professor Luke is committed to teaching by example.  She performs pro bono legal services as a licensed practicing attorney and has gifted her time and talent far in excess of the State Bar recommended fifty hours per year.  Additionally, Professor Luke teaches client interviewing and counseling.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Helpful Links from the Clinic

Getting Started on Factual Investigation

Family Law — Document Drafting

Family Law Documents & Forms







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