W. FRANK NEWTON
Dean and Professor of Law, 1985.
B.A., Baylor University, 1965; J.D., 1967; LL.M., New York University, 1969; LL.M., Columbia University, 1978. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Public International Law, Conflict of Laws, Commercial Law, Legal Practice)
Dean Newton entered private practice with the Stubbeman McRae Sealy Laughlin and Browder law firm of Midland, Texas, where he engaged in civil defense work, commercial litigation, and a major oil concession interest in Ecuador. Dean Newton left private practice to enter the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Navy. Initially he served as defense counsel in general and special court martials. He also served as special prosecutor for major felony cases. After an assignment to the international affairs office of the Judge Advocate General in Washington, he was selected to serve on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Law of the Sea.
Dean Newton returned to Texas to join the faculty at the Baylor School of Law. In addition to teaching, he was an advisor on a project designed to revise the Constitution of the State of Texas. He also served the State Bar of Texas as Chair of the Standing Committee on Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters. Dean Newton has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas as Chair of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation. He also serves as Trustee of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and is active as a member of the American Law Institute.
JOSEPH B. CONBOY
Associate Dean and Lecturer, 1982.
B.S., Canisius College, 1954; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1956; LL.M., George Washington National Law Center, 1972. Admitted to practice in New York and Texas.
(Teaches--Trial Advocacy, Sports Law)
Dean Conboy practiced law in Buffalo, New York, for five years after graduating from law school. He was then recalled to active duty in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army and eventually was appointed as the Staff Judge Advocate in Vietnam and in Berlin, Germany. Before retiring as a Colonel, he served as Deputy Judge Advocate for Europe.
Dean Conboy accepted a position as Associate Dean at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he served in both an administrative capacity and as a teacher. Thereafter, he moved to the University of Alabama School of Law and continued his academic career. In 1982 he accepted the position of Associate Dean at the Texas Tech School of Law. Dean Conboy has served here since that time except for 1990 when he taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as university professor.
KAY PATTON FLETCHER
Assistant Dean and Lecturer, 1987.
B.S., Baylor, 1971; J.D., Texas Tech University, 1980. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Law Office Management)
Assistant Dean Kay Fletcher entered private practice after graduating from law school. Her practice involved both office and trial work. She left private practice to accept a position as Civil Division Chief prosecutor in the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office. Dean Fletcher left her position as a government prosecutor to accept a position as corporate counsel for a large publicly held food franchise corporation. Her work there as in-house counsel involved issues relating to finance, employment law, and procurement contracting. Dean Fletcher also worked as a coordinator for outside counsel serving the corporation.
Dean Fletcher has served on numerous committees for the Lubbock County Bar Association, as well as the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association She is presently coordinator of continuing legal education programs for the Texas Tech School of Law, programs that are conducted throughout Texas in cooperation with the State Bar of Texas and other law schools. She also serves as liaison for the Texas Tech Law School Alumni Association. Dean Fletcher is currently active as a member of the National Association of Law Placement.
DAISY HURST FLOYD
Associate Dean and Professor of Law, 1991.
B.A., Emory University, 1977; M.A., 1977; J.D., University of Georgia, 1980. Admitted to practice in Georgia and Texas.
(Teaches--Civil Procedure, Evidence, Juvenile Justice, Law and Literature, and Pretrial Litigation) Dean Floyd practiced law with the Atlanta firm of Alston, Miller, & Gaines before entering teaching. She became a member of the faculty of the Law School in 1990. Her teaching and research interests generally involve litigation-related topics. Recent publications include articles concerning the proper role of judges and attorneys in modern civil litigation and a chapter in a series on Texas evidence law.
Dean Floyd has received two University teaching awards since joining the law faculty as well as being elected Professor of the Year for the law school in May 2001. She is a charter member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and chaired the Teaching Academy during the 1999-2000 academic year. She is a member of the state bars of Georgia and Texas and the American Bar Association and was elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 1996. Dean Floyd is a long-time member of the Texas Association of Counties County Judges Education Committee and the PEER Committee of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is a frequent speaker at continuing judicial education and continuing legal education programs on a variety of topics.
ARTURO LÓPEZ TORRES
Associate Dean for Law Library and Computing, 2000.
B.A., University of Nevada (Las Vegas), 1971; M.Ed., 1973; J.D., Willamette University School of Law, 1979; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1980; M.L.S., University of Washington, 1984.
Dean Torres previously served as Associate Professor and Director of the Law Library and Computing Department at Gonzaga University School of Law. Other assignments have included Associate Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Legal Bibliography at the University of Louisville School of Law, Head of Reference at the University of Arizona School of Law, former staff attorney for Oregon Legal Services, and Ford Foundation Fellow. Dean Torres co-authored Latin American Legal Abbreviations: A Comprehensive Spanish/Portuguese Dictionary with English Translations and has written and published numerous articles on law librarianship and related fields.
MITCHEL L. WINICK
Assistant Dean and Lecturer, 1999.
B.A., University of the Pacific, 1976; J.D., University of Houston, 1978. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Law Office Management, Professional Responsibility, Law-Related Technology)
Dean Winick began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas. He left public law practice in 1981 to open a private practice as a management consultant for corporations, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations. Dean Winick began teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the area of law office management in 1996. He has taught at the University of Houston Law Center, Southern Methodist University School of Law, and Texas Wesleyan School of Law in addition to Texas Tech School of Law, where he accepted the position as Assistant Dean for External Affairs in 1999.
Dean Winick is active with the State Bar of Texas, serving as the past Chair of the Advertising Review Committee and as a member of the Disaster Response Committee, Public Affairs Committee, and Future of Law Committee. He is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the State Bar College.
Dean Winick also serves on the faculty of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and is a frequent presenter for continuing legal and judicial education programs on topics related to professional ethics, attorney advertising, and law-related technology. He is the co-author and editor of several books, including A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Opening and Managing a Law Practice, and The Ethics Course.
DANIEL H. BENSON
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, 1973.
B.A., University of Texas, 1958; J.D., 1961; M.A., Texas Tech University, 1974. Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Texas.
(Teaches--Evidence, Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure, Texas Pre-trial Procedure, Family Law, Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law)
Prior to teaching, Professor Benson served as a lawyer and officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Army. He engaged in extensive criminal defense work as well as traditional legal assistance. Thereafter, he was selected to serve as a trial attorney with the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where his tasks included appellate practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Professor Benson engaged in private practice in Texas before turning to law school teaching. His pro bono service as a faculty member has included work on behalf of plaintiffs in class action litigation involving city and county governments and school districts. He is also active in interdisciplinary activities relating to law and medicine and ethical issues which arise in connection with medical treatment of patients.
Professor Benson is co-author of a three-volume treatise for practitioners entitled Texas Lawyer's Guide. In addition, he is a co-author of the national casebook, Hall's Criminal Law, and has also published numerous Law Review articles on a wide range of ethical, criminal, and procedural matters. Professor Benson also teaches in the Community and Urban Studies Program of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work as an Adjunct Professor of Sociology.
KAMBRA K. BOLCH
Adjunct Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of the Honors College, 1998.
B.A., Texas Tech University, 1991; J.D., University of Texas (Austin), 1994. Admitted to practice in Texas.
After serving as a director of the Legal Research Board while earning her law degree, Kambra Bolch served in a quasi-legal capacity as a judicial affairs administrator at the University of Texas and the College of William & Mary. As Assistant Dean of the Honors College at Texas Tech University, Bolch teaches seminars in law-related subjects, including Children, Society, and the Law and British Constitutional Development, taught in London. In her capacity as a university administrator, Bolch has served on a number of university-wide policy-making committees. She was recently inducted into Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.
CHARLES P. BUBANY
George Herman Mahon Professor of Law, 1971.
B.A., Saint Ambrose University, 1962; J.D., Washington University, 1965. Admitted to practice in Missouri.
(Teaches--Family Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Texas Criminal
Professor Bubany was a note editor for the Washington University Law Quarterly. He attended a year of graduate school at the University of Illinois College of Law, taught law at West Virginia University, was a Navy JAG officer, and practiced law in St. Louis before joining the Law School faculty.
At Texas Tech, Professor Bubany coached the School of Law's National and International Champion team of the 1987 ABA Client Counseling Competition. He received the Faculty Ethics Award in 1988, 1989, and 1994; the Outstanding Law Professor Award in 1994, 1997, 1998, and 2000; the Texas Tech Continuing Education Award in 1990; and the Faculty Service to the Professions Award from the National University Continuing Education Association in 1991.
A regular teacher of continuing education classes dealing with criminal law subjects for lawyers and nonlawyers, Professor Bubany is co-author of a casebook, Texas Criminal Procedure, and co-editor of Texas Traffic Law and Related Statutes; 1999. He also is a contributing editor of the Family Law segment in the General Practice Digest of the State Bar of Texas. An N.A.I.A. All-American golfer in college, Professor Bubany is currently engaged in research for a book on Golf and the Law.
BRYAN T. CAMP
Associate Professor of Law, 2001.
B.A., Haverford College, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1987; M.A., 1988; LL.M., Columbia University, 1993. Admitted to practice in Virginia and the U.S. Claims Court.
(Teaches--Administrative Law, Income Tax, Tax Practice)>
Professor Camp clerked for the Honorable John P. Wiese, U.S. Claims Court, in Washington, D.C., before joining the Arlington County Attorney's Office in Arlington, Virginia, where he dealt with constitutional, environmental, zoning, and other local government issues. He practiced law with Quinn & Racusin in Washington, D.C., from 1993 until joining the faculty at Texas Tech University. Professor Camp worked in the National Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
WILLIAM R. CASTO
Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law, 1983.
B.A., University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1970; J.D., 1973; J.S.D., Columbia University, 1983. Admitted to practice in Tennessee.
(Teaches--Federal Jurisdiction, Contracts, Business Torts, National Security Law)
Professor Casto has extensive experience in the practice of law. Before joining the faculty, he worked for a federal judge and represented clients in litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the lower federal courts. In addition, a substantial amount of his practice was devoted to comprehensive legal planning for major energy projects.
A nationally recognized expert on the federal courts and their history, Professor Casto has seen his research cited and quoted in every major casebook on the law of federal courts. As a member of the American Law Institute, Professor Casto participates in the institute's projects including the Restatements of the Law. He also is heard on C-SPAN and National Public Radio.
In 1994 Professor Casto was the distinguished visiting professor at the University of Alabama where he was the Bevill Chairholder in Law.
J. WESLEY COCHRAN
Professor of Law, 1991.
B.A., Austin College, 1976; J.D., University of Houston, 1978; M.L.L., University of Washington, 1980. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Copyright Law, Torts, Gaming and Racing Law, Business Torts, Legislation, Mass Media Law, Intellectual Property, and High Technology)
Professor Cochran served on the faculty at the University of Mississippi before moving to Texas Tech. Prior to that, he worked at the law schools of the University of Washington and Loyola University--New Orleans. Professor Cochran has advised several law firms on legal information issues and information technology, and he regularly speaks on issues of intellectual property, technology, and professional development to library associations and professional trade groups. He has served on site evaluation teams for the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Cochran writes on a variety of issues, including copyright implications of video technology, and currently is developing a casebook in gaming and racing law.
JAMES R. EISSINGER
Professor of Law, 1972.
B.A., Wartburg College, 1960; J.D., University of North Dakota, 1964. Admitted to practice in North Dakota and Texas.
(Teaches--Labor Law, Constitutional Law, Discrimination in Employment, Constitutional Torts, Workers' Compensation)
Professor James Eissinger entered service in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served as counsel in court martial proceedings as well as providing general legal assistance. Professor Eissinger later served as an attorney on the law enforcement council, a division of the Attorney General's office in North Dakota.
After serving in a position on the faculty of the School of Law at the University of North Dakota, Professor Eissinger came directly to the Texas Tech School of Law faculty.
Professor Eissinger has written and published generally in the area of public law. He currently serves as Chair of the Admissions Committee for the Law School where he is responsible for an admissions process that provides the maximum amount of individual review possible. This procedure is necessary because of the extensive student scholarship program administered through his committee.
TIMOTHY W. FLOYD
J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law, 1989.
B.A., Emory University, 1977; M.A., 1977; J.D., University of Georgia, 1980. Admitted to practice in Georgia and Texas.
(Teaches--Criminal Law, Legal Ethics, various lawyering skills courses)
Before coming to Texas Tech, Professor Floyd served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, was legal counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, practiced with the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill, & Brennan, and was Assistant Director and Director of the University of Georgia School of Law Legal Aid Clinic. His primary research interest is legal ethics, especially in the application of moral theology to the practice of law. Professor Floyd also has a special interest in lawyer disciplinary procedures and was one of the drafters of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.
He has served on the Supreme Court of Texas Grievance Oversight Committee, the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Texas Legal Services Center. He is currently faculty advisor to the Board of Barristers. He served as faculty editor of the Faith and the Law Symposium Issue of the Texas Tech Law Review. He is an expert in capital litigation and currently serves as defense counsel in the first case in the nation under the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 (the case was argued before the United States Supreme Court in February 1999).
SUSAN SAAB FORTNEY
Professor of Law, 1992.
B.A., Trinity University, 1974; J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1977; LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, 1992; J.S.D., 1997. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Texas Civil Pre-Trial Procedure, Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Health Law)
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Fortney practiced law in both the public and private sectors. She first served as briefing attorney for Chief Justice Carlos Cadena of the Fourth Court of Appeals of Texas. She continued her public service as an attorney with the Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Thereafter, Professor Fortney entered private practice, handling securities and corporate matters. With that background, she developed an expertise in business and insurance coverage litigation, principally handling legal malpractice and directors and officers liability cases. While in practice, Professor Fortney developed her love of teaching, first as an instructor in the business schools at the University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas, and later as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law. She currently lectures and publishes in the areas of professional liability and ethics.
Joint Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Education, 1993.
B.S., Valparaiso University, 1973; M.B.A., University of Denver, 1979; Ed.D., University of Wyoming, 1986; J.D., 1990. Admitted to practice in Colorado and Wyoming.
(Teaches--Public Education Law)
Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech, Professor Hartmeister clerked for the Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court from 1990 to 1992. He also served as a law clerk for two Wyoming district court judges in Laramie and Rawlins. A Colorado native, he taught school for three years and then spent four years as an elementary school principal. Professor Hartmeister has a joint appointment in the Texas Tech College of Education where he is program coordinator of Educational Leadership and helps prepare aspiring school administrators.
Professor Hartmeister has written two books, several Law Review articles and book chapters, and numerous other journal articles and legal columns. He is a frequent conference speaker and active member in the Education Law Association, the American Association of School Administrators, and the American Educational Research Association.
KAY G. HOLLOWAY
Legal Practice Professor of Law, 1997.
B.A., University of Texas, 1961; J.D., University of Florida, 1975. Admitted to practice in Florida.
Prior to joining the Law School, Kay Holloway was in private civil practice in Key West and the Lower Florida Keys. She was circuit representative to the Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1981 to 1983. She is in the process of co-writing, with Christine Hurt and Tracy McGaugh, a publication titled Interactive Citation Workstation, a Web-based bluebook instruction method.
D. MURRAY HENSLEY
Adjunct Professor of Law, 1983.
B.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1979; J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1982. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Advises--Trial and Appellate Advocacy teams)
Professor Hensley is a partner of McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, L.L.P. of Lubbock and has been actively engaged in general civil trial work for more than a decade. He is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. Professor Hensley frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars on topics related to civil trial and civil appellate practice.
More recently, Professor Hensley has become active as an attorney representing agricultural cooperatives. He serves on the Legal, Tax, and Accounting Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and has been a frequent speaker at recent Cooperative seminars.
Professor Hensley serves as a simulated skills teacher and works with both moot court and mock trial advocacy teams at the Texas Tech Law School. His students have won state, regional, and national championships.
DONALD M. HUNT
Adjunct Professor of Law, 1974.
B.A., McMurry University, 1956; LL.B., University of Texas, 1961. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Appellate Advocacy; Advises--Trial and Appellate Advocacy teams)
Professor Hunt is a partner in the firm of Carr, Fouts, Hunt & Wolfe, L.L.P. and has been engaged in the private practice of law for more than three decades. During these years of practice, he has concentrated in civil trial work, primarily specializing in civil appeals. Professor Hunt is board-certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Professor Hunt has served as editor-in-chief of the Texas Appellate Practice Manual (State Bar 1974) and as a member of the board of editors of Texas Appellate Practice Manual (2nd Edition, State Bar 1993). He has also been active in the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Texas, having served as its chairman in 1991-92.
While in great demand as a speaker at continuing legal education programs for judges and practicing attorneys, Professor Hunt teaches a course in Appellate Advocacy and also serves as advisor to moot court and mock trial teams. Students working with Coach Hunt have won a number of state, regional, and national championships.
VAUGHN E. JAMES
Associate Professor of Law, 2001.
B.A., University of the Virgin Islands, 1986; M.Div., Andrews University, 1991; M.B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1993; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1998. Admitted to practice in New York.
(Teaches--Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Law and Religion, Wills and Trusts)
Professor James worked in a variety of business and teaching positions before going to law school. He has worked as a broadcaster and radio station manager, as a loan officer with the New York Business Development Center and the New York Federal Savings Bank, and as a partner and consultant with Professional Accounting Management Services in Brooklyn, New York. He has been an instructor at the University of the Virgin Islands and Andrews University and served as Field Coordinator at the North American Evangelism Institute in LaGrange, Illinois. Professor James comes to Texas Tech University from Syracuse University College of Law where he has been a Visiting Professor.
TRAVIS DALE JONES
Legal Practice Professor of Law, 1999.
B.S., Texas Technological College, 1965; J.D., University of Texas, 1968. Admitted to practice in Texas.
Following graduation from law school where he served on the staff of the Texas International Law Forum, Dale Jones spent the next two years as an examiner in the United States Copyright Office. He then moved back to Texas and engaged in the private practice of law in Lubbock for almost 30 years. His private practice experience included both criminal and general civil trial work in state and federal courts with an emphasis in appellate practice. He has been a participant in the Fifth Circuit's Texas Appointment Plan since 1985, representing indigent appellants in criminal cases by direct appointment from the court of appeals.
Professional memberships for Professor Jones include the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a Fellow in the Texas District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
In the fall of 1999, after 20 years with the firm of Shelton & Jones, Professor Jones began teaching full-time on the faculty of the Law School as a Legal Practice Professor. In November 1999 his article entitled "Law and Politics in Lubbock County in the 20th Century" was published in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal as one of twelve monthly retrospectives on the history of Lubbock County during the past 100 years.
While at the Law School, Professor Jones continues to serve as legal counsel for Palo Duro Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and on the Executive Board of the South Plains Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
JOHN E. KRAHMER
Professor of Law and Foundation Professor of Commercial Law, 1971.
B.A., University of Iowa, 1965; J.D., 1966; LL.M., Harvard University, 1967. Admitted to practice in Iowa.
(Teaches--Contracts, Commercial Law, Consumer Law)
Professor John Krahmer has taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University. The author of numerous books and articles in his primary teaching fields of contracts, commercial law, and consumer law, Professor Krahmer is also the faculty editor of the monthly Texas Bank Lawyer journal published by student writers and editors at the Texas Tech Law School by arrangement with the Texas Association of Bank Counsel. In addition to his interest in these legal subject matters, Professor Krahmer is actively involved in the use of computers as a tool for legal research. He has been recognized for his work by being named Foundation Professor of Commercial Law through the Texas Tech Law School Foundation and by his selection as the "Outstanding Law Professor" on several occasions by the students at Texas Tech Law School. Professor Krahmer has also received various university awards for his research and teaching activities.
BRUCE M. KRAMER
Maddox Professor of Law, 1974.
A.B., University of California at Los Angeles, 1968; J.D., 1972; LL.M., University of Illinois, 1975. Admitted to practice in California and Texas.
(Teaches--Property, Oil and Gas Law, Land-Use Planning, State and Local Government Law, Public Lands Law, Entertainment Law)
Professor Kramer was named Maddox Professor of Law in 1992. He has been a visiting professor at Indiana University (Bloomington), Lewis and Clark, the University of Texas, and the University of Florida.
Professor Kramer is the co-author of a four-volume treatise entitled The Law of Pooling and Unitization and a casebook entitled Cases on Oil and Gas Law. He served as a member of the Council of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is currently a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Municipal Legal Studies Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation. Professor Kramer has published over 25 Law Review articles and has contributed chapters to several legal treatises.
DELLAS W. LEE
Professor of Law, 1974.
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1959; LL.M., University of Illinois, 1962; S.J.D., University of Michigan, 1969. Admitted to practice in British Columbia.
(Teaches--Torts, Commercial Law, Creditors' Rights, Jewish Law)
Professor Dellas Lee has spent most of his life in legal education. However after law school he briefly entered private practice, focusing primarily on commercial law. Professor Lee has enjoyed a teaching career that is especially rich in both subjects taught and diversity of educational institutions. His major field remains commercial law, but he also has specialized interests and teaches courses in torts, creditors' rights, and Jewish law.
Professor Lee has contributed to numerous legal publications, writing primarily in the areas of commercial law. He has taught not only as a faculty member at the Texas Tech School of Law, but also at the law schools of the University of Illinois, the University of Alberta, West Virginia University, the University of Denver, and the University of Wyoming.
Professor Lee is an active member of the American Bar Association. He also serves as a Private Judge and is an honorary member of Private Adjudication Center Inc. (Duke University affiliate).
FRANK R. LÓPEZ
Associate Professor of Law, 2001.
B.B.A., University of Texas, 1984; J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1990. Admitted to practice in Texas and California.
(Teaches--Business Entities, Legal Problems of Small Business, Race and Racism, Securities Regulation)
Professor López practiced law with the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster after graduating from law school. He then practiced law in El Paso, Texas, concentrating in business transactions and nonprofit organization law. His teaching experience includes teaching at Laney College, Haas School of Business of the University of California, University of Texas at El Paso, and Texas Tech University School of Law. From 1999 until joining the faculty at Texas Tech, Professor López was the Program Manager and Coordinator of the Center for Law and Border Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. Professor López has spoken frequently on topics of social justice, business law and entrepreneurship, and nonprofit organizations.
Legal Practice Professor of Law, 1997.
J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1994.
(Teaches--Legal Practice, Criminal Practice Skills)
Tracy McGaugh speaks nationally on such topics as using technology in the classroom, evaluating legal writing and analysis, and engaging law students in the process of learning legal writing and analysis. She is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute and a frequent presenter at the Institute's semi-annual conferences.
Professor McGaugh is the primary co-author of the Interactive Citation Workbook and Workstation (ICW), a Web-based, self-directed method for helping students learn legal citation form. This text and software package was written and developed with Kay Holloway and Christine Hurt, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Houston Law Center.
Prior to joining the faculty at Texas Tech, Professor McGaugh practiced criminal law and family law and provided pro bono legal services to battered women and persons living with HIV and AIDS.
JOHN T. MONTFORD
Professor of Law and Chancellor, 1996.
B.A., University of Texas, 1965; J.D., 1968. Admitted to practice in Texas.
Chancellor Montford is the chief administrative officer of both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, as well as a classroom teacher. After 14 years in the Texas Senate, he was appointed as Texas Tech's first chancellor in August 1996.
Chancellor Montford has been recognized as a statewide leader in Texas constitutional revision, water planning legislation, reform of the civil justice system, and elementary, secondary, and higher education. Chancellor Montford served as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate State Affairs Committee and was a member of the Senate committees on Education and Natural Resources. During the 73rd Legislature, Chancellor Montford also was elected president pro-tempore of the Senate.
During his tenure in the Senate, Chancellor Montford passed 520 measures which were signed into law by four different governors.
Chancellor Montford served as a member of numerous legislative agencies, including the Legislative Budget Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, the Legislative Criminal Justice Board, the Legislative Reference Library Committee, the Workers' Compensation Legislative Oversight Committee, the Southwest Energy Council, and the Western States Water Council.
Chancellor Montford had been in a private law practice in Lubbock since 1971 and had served as District Attorney for Lubbock County from 1979 until 1982.
ALISON G. MYHRA
Professor of Law, 1991.
B.A., B.S. Ed., 1982; University of North Dakota, 1982; J.D., 1985; LL.M., Harvard University, 1991. Admitted to practice in Minnesota and North Dakota.
(Teaches--Civil Procedure, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence, Privacy Law)
Professor Myhra served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Nierengarten of the Minnesota Court of Appeals after graduating from law school. When she finished her clerkship, she accepted a position with the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi of Minneapolis. Professor Myhra was active in the commercial law area.
Professor Myhra left private practice to return to law school. During her year in residence at Harvard University, she engaged in significant First Amendment research, in addition to completing her formal course work for an advanced law degree.
Since joining the faculty of the Texas Tech School of Law, Professor Myhra has continued research in the First Amendment and public school areas. In addition, she has been actively engaged in preparing and lecturing in continuing legal education courses for judges.
DEAN G. PAWLOWIC
Professor of Law, 1989.
B.A., Creighton University, 1970; M.A., 1972; J.D., 1979. Admitted to practice in Nebraska.
(Teaches--Advanced Bankruptcy Law, Banking Law, Contracts, Creditors' Rights, Remedies)
Professor Pawlowic was awarded a teaching fellowship at Creighton University, where he taught introductory literature courses while pursuing a master's degree in English. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and in 1981 he became an associate with the Omaha office of Kutak Rock, where he practiced commercial law. Professor Pawlowic was elected a partner of the firm in 1985 and chair of the banking department in 1986. His practice concentrated in the banking and bankruptcy law areas and involved primarily the structuring of public and private financing. His expertise covered multi-bank and bank insurance company credit and liquidity facilities, as well as recent developments including interest rate swaps, asset securitization, and other derivative types of financing. Clients represented regional and money center banks, both foreign and domestic.
Since joining our faculty, Professor Pawlowic's research interests have continued to focus on letters of credit, banking law, and bankruptcy. He serves as a faculty member for continuing legal education programs and as a faculty advisor to the students who produce the Texas Bank Lawyer.
Robert H. Bean Professor of Law and Professor of Museum Science, 1974.
B.A., Texas Tech University, 1959; M.B.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1971; J.D., University of Texas, 1972. Admitted to practice in Texas. Certified Public Accountant.
(Teaches--Federal Income Taxation, Accounting for Lawyers, Museum Law, Advanced Income Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations)
As a student at the University of Texas, Professor Phelan was elected to the Order of the Coif. She has served as General Counsel for Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and as Associate Dean of the Graduate School and of the Law School. She is the author of several textbooks, including Nonprofit Enterprises--Law and Taxation, Representing Nonprofit Enterprises, Museums and the Law, and is co-author of West's Federal Taxation. Professor Phelan is a member of the American Law Institute and is a Texas Commissioner to the Commission on Uniform State Laws. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is board-certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Professor Phelan is also Professor of Museum Science.
JORGE A. RAMÍREZ
Associate Professor of Law, 2000.
B.A., Harvard University, 1984; J.D., 1990. Admitted to practice in Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas.
(TeachesPublic International Law, International Business Transactions, NAFTA, and Professional Responsibility)
After graduating from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Professor Ramírez served as a law clerk to the Honorable Homer Thornberry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After his judicial clerkship, Professor Ramírez gained experience in three areas of the legal profession: commercial litigation, poverty law, and nonprofit law. Professor Ramírez first practiced law as a commercial litigator with the firm of Susman Godfrey, L.L.P., in Houston where represented corporate clients injured by breach of contract, fraud, or anticompetitive behavior. He then joined Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc., as managing attorney for the Farm Worker Health and Safety Project in Weslaco, Texas. In that capacity he initiated and managed environmental and occupational safety litigation for indigent clients injured throughout the U.S. He also assisted with international nongovernmental organizations on cross--border environmental issues. In 1996 Professor Ramírez became executive director of the Texas Democratic Party and later served as acting general counsel.
Professor Ramírez has lectured and written, both in the U.S. and Mexico, on various topics including the NAFTA, international environmental issues, and farm worker law.
BRIAN D. SHANNON
Charles B. Thornton Professor of Law, 1988.
B.S., Angelo State University, 1979; J.D., University of Texas, 1982. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Advanced Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Texas Administrative Practice, Wills and Trusts; Coaches--ABA National Negotiation Team)
After graduating first in his law school class, Professor Shannon served as an Attorney-Advisor with the Office of the General Counsel to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon (1983-86) and in the Public Law section of the firm of Hughes and Luce in Austin, Texas (1986-88). In addition, Professor Shannon has taught summer courses at the University of North Carolina School of Law, the University of Texas School of Law, and the University of Colorado School of Law.
Professor Shannon has served on the boards of directors of Advocacy, Inc., the Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Texas Council of Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers, and the Lubbock Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center. He and Professor Dan Benson co-authored the book, Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness and he is co-author of the Rau, Sherman, and Shannon's Texas ADR and Arbitration Statutes and Commentary.
FRANK F. SKILLERN
George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law, 1971.
A.B., University of Chicago, 1964; J.D., University of Denver, 1966; LL.M., University of Michigan, 1969. Admitted to practice in Colorado and Texas.
(Teaches--Property, Wills and Trusts, Natural Resources Law, Water Law, Environmental Law)
Professor Skillern taught at Ohio Northern University Law School before coming to the Texas Tech Law School. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Texas, Tulsa, and Arkansas law schools and has written several articles and papers on land use, environmental, and natural resources law. Professor Skillern has contributed chapters to various treatises including Powell on Real Property; Rohan, Zoning and Land Use Controls; and Chanin, Specialized Legal Research. His books include Environmental Protection-the Legal Framework; Texas Water Law 2 vols.); and Regulation of Water and Sewer Utilities. Professor Skillern remains active in the TSB Section of Environmental and Natural Resources Law which he chaired in 1983-84. He also served as editor of the ABA Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section's publication, Natural Resources Lawyer. In addition, he serves as the local alumni representative for the University of Chicago.
LARRY R. SPAIN
Associate Professor of Law, 2001.
B.A., University of Iowa, 1973; J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 1976. Admitted to practice in Nebraska and North Dakota.
(Teaches--Civil Litigation Clinic, Poverty Law, Skills Courses)
Following graduation from law school, Professor Spain worked for Western Nebraska Legal Services and Legal Aid Society of Omaha. Since 1983 until coming to Texas Tech University, he has been on the faculty at the University of North Dakota School of Law as Director of Clinical Education. Professor Spain frequently speaks and writes on issues of legal services to the poor, clinical legal education, family law, and mediation. He is an active member of the Section on Clinical Legal Education and the Section on Poverty Law of the Association of American Law Schools and the Clinical Legal Education Association. He currently serves as editor of the Clinical Legal Education Association Newsletter.
VICKIE VERBYLA SUTTON
Associate Professor of Law, 1999.
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1977, 1980; M.P.A., Old Dominion University, 1986; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas; J.D., American University, 1998.
(Teaches--Environmental Law, Law and Science, Administrative Law)
Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech, Professor Sutton worked as senior policy analyst and then as assistant director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House from 1990 until 1993. She has also worked at the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves as General Counsel to the Cherokee Indian Tribe of the Appalachians.
Professor Sutton is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. In 1995, she served as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council. Professor Sutton has published a number of Law Review articles dealing with environmental law.
RACHEL A. VAN CLEAVE
Associate Professor of Law, 1995.
B.A., Stanford University, 1986; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1989; J.S.M., Stanford Law School, 1994. Admitted to practice in California.
(Teaches--Property, Wills and Trusts, Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Procedure)
After law school, Professor Van Cleave clerked for Judge Sam D. Johnson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Austin, Texas. For two years thereafter she taught legal research and writing and trusts and estates at Santa Clara University School of Law. From 1992 to 1994 she was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School where she taught legal research and writing while pursuing her J.S.M. Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech, Professor Van Cleave was a visiting professor at the University of Richmond School of Law where she taught torts, wills and trusts, fiduciary administration, and criminal law. She has published articles in the areas of state constitutional law, habeas corpus, and domestic violence. She spent the summer and fall of 1996 studying Italy's criminal justice system as a Fulbright Scholar.
ROBERT A. WENINGER
Professor of Law, 1974.
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1955; LL.B., 1960; LL.M., University of Chicago, 1964. Admitted to practice in California and Wisconsin.
(Teaches--Evidence, Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy)
Immediately after graduating from law school, Professor Weninger began general practice. Four years later he entered a graduate program at the University of Chicago and completed an advanced law degree. He then accepted a position as a trial attorney with the National Labor Regulations Board of the 19th Region of the United States headquartered in Seattle. Professor Weninger served as a trial attorney for five years, with his work concentrating on the National Labor Relations Act. From there he became a trial attorney for the Federal Defenders Program in San Diego, where he served as trial attorney for two years before accepting a position as professor in the School of Law at California Western University in San Diego.
Since arriving at the Texas Tech School of Law, Professor Weninger has taught primarily in the areas of procedure, evidence, and litigation. He has pioneered the use of sociological data as a basis for critical analysis of the operation of the United States legal system. His publications have appeared in such national law journals as the Virginia Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review. Professor Weninger has been a visiting professor at Temple University School of Law.
HAL M. BATEMAN, Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1972-1990.
J. HADLEY EDGAR, Robert H. Bean Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1971-1991.
U. V. JONES, Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1966-1980.
ANNETTE WILSON MARPLE, Associate Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1973-1992.
RICHARD WAYNE MAXWELL, Associate Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1975-1991.
WILLIAM REED QUILLIAM, JR., George Herman Mahon Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1966-1995.
RODRIC B. SCHOEN, Charles B. Thornton Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1971-1999.
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