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Faculty

President and Dean

Donal GuterDonald J. Guter
President, Dean and Professor of Law
Rear Admiral, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Areas of expertise: national security law, military law, legal education


Professors

James J. AlfiniJames J. Alfini
Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus
BA, Columbia University
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
Areas of Expertise: alternative dispute resolution, constitutional law, mediation, judicial ethics


John BaumanJohn H. Bauman
Professor of Law
BA, Pomona College
JD, Stanford University
Areas of expertise: torts, insurance, remedies,
federal courts


Josh BlackmanJosh Blackman
Assistant Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise: Constitutional law, the
United States Supreme Court, and the
intersection of law and technology


Vanessa Browne_barbourVanessa Browne-Barbour
Associate Professor of Law
BA Carnegie-Mellon University
JD Duquesne University School of Law
Areas of expertise: family law, torts, parental rights, forensic science


Catherine BurnettCatherine Greene Burnett
Vice President, Associate Dean, and Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise: skills and clinical teaching, criminal procedure, international criminal law and procedure, capital punishment, legal research and writing


Elaine CarlsonElaine A. Carlson

The Stanley J. Krist Distinguished Professor of Texas Law
BS, Southern Illinois University
MA, McMaster University
JD, South Texas College of Law
Areas of expertise: >p
retrial, trial and appellate civil procedure, professional responsibility, developments in litigation


Richard CarlsonRichard R. Carlson
Professor of Law
BA, Wake Forest University
JD, University of Georgia School of Law
Areas of expertise: labor law, employment discrimination,
family law


Sandra CarnahanSandra J. Carnahan

Professor of Law
BA, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
JD, South Texas College of Law
LLM, University of Houston Law Center
Areas of expertise: criminal procedure, health law and bioethics

Amanda Harmon Cooley
Associate Professor of Law
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Expertise legal research and writing, education law, contracts, constitutional law

Geoffrey S. CornGeoffrey S. Corn
Professor of Law and Presidential Research Professor
BA, Hartwick College
JD, George Washington University Law School LLM, The Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army
Areas of expertise: criminal law, military law, national security, public international law


Susan CrumpSusan Waite Crump
Professor of Law
AB, University of California-Davis
JD, University of Houston Law Center
Areas of expertise: criminal law, evidence, and federal jurisdiction, practice & procedure


Byron DavisByron P. Davis

Professor of Law
BS, University of Houston
JD, South Texas College of Law
Areas of expertise: pre-trial, trial & appellate procedure, commercial paper, contracts and equity

Liz DennisElizabeth A. Dennis
Assistant Dean, Director of> Academic Interships, and Associate Professor of Clinical Studies
BA, Hollins College
JD, South Texas College of Law
Areas of expertise: criminal, civil & judicial externships, introduction to law, legal method, and legal research & writing

David EastW. David East
Professor of Law, Transactional Center Director
BA, JD, Baylor University LLM, George Washington University Law School
Areas of expertise: commercial law, bankruptcy, and contracts

Matthew FestaMatthew J. Festa
Professor of Law
BA, University of Notre Dame
M.PA., Murray State University
MA, Vanderbilt University
JD, Vanderbilt University Law School
Areas of expertise: property, land use, state & local government, legal history, and national
security law

Assistant Prof. Ted FieldTed L. Field
Professor of Law
BA, University of Illinois at Chicago MA,
Northwestern University JD, The John Marshall Law School
Areas of Expertise: intellectual property, patent law

Derek Fincham
Associate Professor of Law
Education
BA, University of Kansas
JD, Wake Forest University
PhD, University of Aberdeen College of Law
Areas of expertise:  cultural heritage law, legal research & writing, appellate advocacy. 

Sharon FineganSharon Finegan
Professor of Law
BA, University of Virginia
JD, American University Washington College of Law
LL.M, Columbia Law School
Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, constitutional law, procedural law

Pamela GeorgePamela E. George
Professor of Law
BS, MLS, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise: marital property, family law, and Texas trial & appellate procedure

Maxine GoodmanMaxine D. Goodman
Professor of Law
BA, Brandeis University
JD, University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise: legal analysis, research, and writing, appellate advocacy, & class action litigation


David R. Hague
Assistant Professor of Law
BA, University of Utah
JD, University of Kansas School of Law

Areas of expertise: Commercial Law and Bankruptcy

Helen Jenkins
Helen Bishop Jenkins

Executive Vice President and Professor of Law
BMD, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins Institute
MME, Howard University
JD, University of Houston Law Center
Areas of expertise: wills, trusts & estates, property, and administration of estates

R. Randall KelsoR. Randall Kelso
Professor of Law and Spurgeon E. Bell Distinguished Professor
BA, University of Chicago
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of expertise: constitutional law, contracts, and jurisprudence

Joe Leahy Joseph K. Leahy
Associate Professor of Law
BA, Swarthmore College
JD, New York University School of Law
Areas of expertise: corporations, agency and partnership, securities regulation

Katerina LewinbukKaterina Lewinbuk
Professor of Law
BA, Minnesota State University
JD, John Marshall Law School
Areas of expertise:employment discrimination, professional responsibility, legal research and writing.

Betty Luke
Betty J. Luke

Associate Professor of Clinical Studies and Director of On-site Clinics
BS, Lamar University

BS, University of Texas Medical Branch
JD, South Texas College of Law
LLM, University of Houston
Areas of expertise: live-client legal clinics

Bruce McGovern
Bruce A. McGovern

Vice President, Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Professor of Law
BA, Columbia University, Columbia College
JD, Fordham University School of Law
LLM, University of Florida College of Law
Areas of expertise: federal income taxation, corporate and partnership taxation, agency and partnership, corporations


Shelby MooreShelby A.D. Moore
Professor of Law
BA, Towson State University
JD, University of Baltimore Law School
LLM, Harvard Law School
Areas of expertise: property, criminal law, feminist jurisprudence, torts, criminal corrections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ray MosesRay E. Moses
Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
LLM, Northwestern University School of Law
SJD, Southern Methodist University School of Law
Areas of expertise: criminal law, criminal pre-trial and trial practice, scientific evidence, criminal procedure

Olga MoyaOlga L. Moya
Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise: environmental law, environmental justice, international environmental law, toxic torts, administrative law, legislation


James MusselmanJames L. Musselman
Professor of Law
AA, Illinois Central College
BS, Illinois State University
JD, Brigham Young University
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Areas of expertise: federal income tax, commercial law


Fran OrtizFrancesca Ortiz
Professor of Law and Presidential Research Professor
BA, University of Texas
JD, Harvard Law School
Areas of expertise: property, environmental law,international environmental law, natural resource, water law


Phillip PagePhillip E. Page
Professor of Law
BBS, University of Tennessee
JD, Memphis State University
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
LLM, New York University School of Law;
Areas of expertise: contracts, copyright, trademarks and unfair competition, communications, art and entertainment law

James W. Paulson
James W. Paulsen

Professor of Law
BFA, Texas Christian University
JD, Baylor University
LLM, Harvard Law School
Areas of expertise: civil procedure, jurisprudence, family law, legal history, legal research and writing, marital property

Amanda petersAmanda J. Peters
Associate Professor of Law
BA, Texas Tech University
JD, Texas Tech University
Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure, and mental health law

Jean Fleming Powers
Jean Fleming Powers

Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, University of Houston Law Center
Areas of expertise: contracts, professional responsibility
, remedies


Harry ReedHarry L. Reed
General Counsel and Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise: oil and gas, admiralty, federal courts

Scott RempellScott Rempell
Associate Professor of Law
BA, University of Michigan
JD, American University, Washington College of Law
Areas of Expertise appellate advocacy, immigration, legal research and writing, privacy, trial advocacy


Jeffrey L. RensbergerJeffrey L. Rensberger
Vice President for Strategic Planning, Institutional Research and Professor of Law
BA, Wabash College
JD, Indiana University of Bloomington
Areas of expertise; civil procedure, conflict of laws, federal courts

Charles "Rocky" RhodesCharles W. "Rocky" Rhodes
Vinson & Elkins Research Professor and
Professor of Law

BBA, Baylor University
JD, Baylor University School of Law
Areas of expertise:
constitutional law, federal and state civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction, Texas constitutional law, complex litigation, appellate procedure.

Val D. RicksVal D. Ricks
Professor of Law
BA, Brigham Young University
JD, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Areas of expertise: contracts, business associations, legal history, jurisprudence, antitrust

Gary RosinGary S. Rosin
Professor of Law
BS, Texas A&M University
JD, The University of Texas School of Law
Areas of expertise : agency & partnership, corporations, commercial paper, corporate finance, securities regulation


Njeri Mathis-RutledgeNjeri I. Mathis Rutledge
Professor of Law
BA, Spelman College
JD, Harvard Law School
Areas of expertise:  legal research and writing, criminal law, criminal procedure, labor and employment law, civil litigation.


Mark SeigelMark R. Siegel
Professor of Law
BS, BA, University of Florida
JD, Florida State University
LLM, Emory University
Areas of expertise: federal income, estate and gift taxation, estate planning, wills, trusts and estates


Andrew SolomonAndrew T. Solomon
Professor of Law
BA, University of Michigan
JD, Boston University School of Law
Areas of expertise : Legal research & writing, appellate advocacy and civil practice advocacy


Tobin A. SparlingTobin A. Sparling
Professor of Law
BA, Dartmouth College
MS, MA, JD, Columbia University
Areas of expertise: legal research
and writing, privacy law, sexual orientation law

Mark SteinerMark E. Steiner
Godwin Lewis PC Research Professor
and Professor of Law
BA, The University of Texas
JD, University of Houston Law Center
PhD, University of Houston
Areas of expertise: American legal history, consumer transactions, torts, and Internet legal research

Dru StevensonDru Stevenson
Professor of Law,
Helen and Harry Hutchens Research Professor, and
Baker Institute Scholar at the Rice University James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
BA, Wheaton College
JD, University of Connecticut School of Law
LLM, Yale Law School
Areas of expertise:environmental law, law and economics, criminal law, administrative law

Cherie Taylor
Cherie O. Taylor

Professor of Law
AB, Harvard University - Radcliffe College
JD, University of Georgia
LLM, Georgetown University
Areas of expertise: international trade law, international civil litigation, public international law, civil procedure

T. Gerald TreeceT. Gerald Treece
Vice President, Associate Dean, Special Counsel to the President, Associate Dean of Advocacy and the W. James Kronzer, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Advocacy
BA, University of Houston
JD, University of Houston Law Center
Areas of expertise: civil rights, constitutional law, torts, trial and appellate advocacy


Mike WheelerMichael E. Wheeler
Professor of Law
BA, Arkansas Tech University
JD, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law
Areas of expertise: criminal law, corporate and white collar crime, criminal procedure, gaming law, juvenile law

William WilksWilliam L. Wilks
Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus
BA, Yale University
JD, University of Michigan Law School
LLM, George Washington University Law School
LLD, (Hon.) Dickinson School of Law
Areas of expertise: evidence, insurance, civil procedure

Kenneth WilliamsKenneth Williams
Professor of Law
BA, University of San Francisco
JD, University of Virginia Law School
Areas of expertise: criminal law, international criminal law, capital punishment


John Worley
John J. Worley

Vice President and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
AB, JD, University of Georgia
Areas of expertise: contracts, secured financing, payments law, bankruptcy, banking, philosophy of law


Kevin YamamatoKevin M. Yamamoto
Professor of Law
BS, University of California, Davis
JD, University of San Diego Law School
LLM, University of Florida College of Law
Areas of expertise: all tax-related courses, estate planning, wills, trusts & estates, contracts, corporations, uniform commercial code

Visiting Professor

Christopher KulanderChristopher Kulander
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, and
Director of the Oil and Gas Law Institute
J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law
Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University
B.S., Geology, Wright State University, 1993

Areas of Expertise: Oil & Gas Law, Property, Mining Law, Domestic Energy Law, International Energy Law

 

 

 

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