Texas Tech University

Jarod S. Gonzalez

J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law

Email: jarod.gonzalez@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8378

Admitted to practice in Texas.

Professor Gonzalez joined the faculty in 2004. Before entering teaching, he practiced law with the Dallas firm of Thompson & Knight and was a judicial law clerk in the Eastern District of Texas and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  From 2012-2014, Professor Gonzalez was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the law school.  

Professor Gonzalez's teaching and research interests include Texas civil procedure and employment law.  He serves as a co-editor of the State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, which provides summaries of important Texas labor and employment law decisions.  Gonzalez and co-author Professor Sandra Sperino (University of Cincinnati College of Law) recently published the Third Edition of Employment Discrimination:  A Context and Practice Casebook (Carolina Academic Press 2019).

Curriculum Vitae (August 2019)

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Education

  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of Oklahoma, 1997
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2000

Courses

  • Texas Pretrial Procedure
  • Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure
  • Discrimination in Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Texas Employment Law Practicum

Selected Publications

On the Edge: The ADA's Direct Threat Defense and the Objective Reasonableness Standard, 103 Marquette Law Review _______ (2020) (publication forthcoming). 

Employment Discrimination:  A Context and Practice Casebook, Carolina Academic Press, co-authored with Sandra Sperino (University of Cincinnati) (Third Edition) (2019) (a casebook for students that focuses on teaching employment discrimination through practical exercises and skills training as well as the traditional appellate cases approach).

Employment Discrimination:  A Context and Practice Casebook, Teacher's Manual, Carolina Academic Press, co-authored with Sandra Sperino (University of Cincinnati) (Third Edition) (2019) (the Teacher's Manual that accompanies the casebook).

The New Batson:  Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room after Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 62 St. Louis University Law Journal 397-417 (2018). 

At the Intersection of Religious Organization Missions and Employment Laws:  The Case of Minister Employment Suits, 65 Catholic University Law Review 303-334 (2015). 

Whistleblower Laws, Workplace Safety and Health, and Scientific Laboratory Employees, 54 South Texas Law Review 139-149 (2012).

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