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, 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, 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, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis)
Upon graduating from law school where she served as articles editor of the Georgia Law Review, Professor Floyd entered private practice with the law firm of Alston, Miller, & Gaines in Atlanta. Her practice included general litigation and antitrust representation. After leaving the law firm, she taught at the University of Georgia School of Law where she was Director of Legal Research and Writing.
Professor Floyd has been actively involved in judicial education since 1986, both in Texas and nationally. While in Georgia, she developed new materials for teaching writing to trial judges; those materials have been used throughout the country. She is currently a faculty member of the Career Appellate Writing Program and the Trial Judges' Writing Program of the American Academy of Judicial Education. Professor Floyd teaches in programs for trial and appellate judges sponsored by the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Center for the Judiciary on a variety of topics, including legal writing and evidence. She is co-editor of the County Judges Bench Manual and a member of the judicial PEER Committee of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. Her research interests include the proper role of the judge and the advocate in modern litigation.
DANIEL H. BENSON
Professor of Law, 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, 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.
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; CoachesABA National Client Counseling Team)
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 and 1997, 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 a consultant to the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center and is co-author of the book Texas Vehicle and Traffic Laws, published by the center. 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."
WILLIAM R. CASTO
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 and Director of the Law Library, 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, Legal Practice)
Professor Cochran served as the Law Librarian at the University of Mississippi before he joined the faculty of Texas Tech. Prior to that, he was a librarian at the law schools of the University of Washington and Loyola University-New Orleans. He is active in several library professional associations and has been elected or appointed to leadership positions in the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Lubbock Area Library Association. Professor Cochran has advised several law firms on legal information issues and information technology, and he regularly speaks to library and information professional groups on issues of technology, copyright, and professional development. He has served on site evaluation teams for the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, collecting and evaluating information relating to the accreditation of law schools. In addition, Professor Cochran has written about the copyright implications of video technology in libraries.
DAVID C. CUMMINS
Professor of Law, 1970.
B.S., University of Idaho, 1957; J.D., University of Washington, 1960; LL.M., New York University, 1969. Admitted to practice in Texas and Washington.
(Teaches--Professional Responsibility, Law Office Management, Income Taxation, Marital Property, Estate Planning)
Professor Cummins practiced law as an associate, partner, and finally name partner in a Seattle law firm. He was Assistant Attorney General of the State of Washington, a municipal judge, and a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is currently counsel for and serves on the board of directors of several Texas charitable corporations, is a mediator and arbitrator, and chairs a multicounty State Bar of Texas grievance committee that disciplines lawyers for their misconduct. He has been president of West Texas Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Lubbock County, Project Help, South Plains Friends of the Humanities, and Texas Department of Human Services Regional Advisory Council. Professor Cummins recently received awards for pro bono legal services from National Association of Social Workers, Women in Communications, Inc., National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and the City of Lubbock Human Relations Commission.
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 Assistant Attorney General in North Dakota, a position that entailed substantial work in administrative law.
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
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.
Professor Floyd serves 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, the Minority Law Students Association, and the Christian Legal Society. Professor Floyd works closely with the Volunteer Law Students and is active in the pro bono legal clinic.
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.
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.
(AdvisesTrial 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; AdvisesTrial 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.
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).
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
Associate 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, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Internships, 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 area. In addition, she has been actively engaged in preparing and lecturing in continuing legal education courses for judges. She currently serves as a member of the Texas Tech University Athletic Council.
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 EnterprisesLaw 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.
WILL E. RICE
Professor of Law, 1989.
B.A., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1970; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972; Ph.D., 1975; J.D., University of Texas, 1982.
(Teaches--Torts, Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice)
Before joining the faculty, Professor Rice was a resident scholar at the American Bar Foundation where he researched various substantive and procedural legal issues. In addition, he has taught law and law-related courses at Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Professor Rice has published many empirically based articles in the following areas of law: insurance, labor, antitrust, civil rights, contracts, and banking. Two of his most recent publications are "Federal Courts and the Regulation of the Insurance Industry: An Empirical and Historical Analysis of Court's Ineffectual Attempts to Harmonize Federal Antitrust, Arbitration, and Insolvency Statutes With the McCarran-Ferguson Act, 1941-1993" in the Catholic Law Review (1994) and "Judicial Bias, The Insurance Industry and Consumer ProtectionAn Empirical Analysis of State Supreme Courts' Breach-of-Contract, Bad-Faith, Covenant-of-Good-Faith and Excess-Judgment Decisions, 1900-1991" in the Catholic Law Review (1992). Recently, he received the president's Excellence in Teaching Award.
ELIZABETH K. SCHNEIDER
Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Law Library Director, 1992.
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1968; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1969; J.D., William Mitchell College, 1973. Admitted to practice in Minnesota.
(Teaches--Advanced Legal Research, Law and the Elderly, Legal Practice)
Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech School of Law, Professor Schneider was Director of the Maricopa County Law Library in Phoenix. She also served as Professor of Law and Librarian at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and as Assistant Director at the University of Akron School of Law. In addition, she worked briefly in the field of continuing legal education. In each of her last three positions she has had extensive experience in law library construction and renovation. Besides teaching legal research to law students, she has frequently taught classes for public librarians, paralegals, and county court judges. Professor Schneider is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, receiving the SWALL Outstanding Member Award in 1993.
RODRIC B. SCHOEN
Charles B. Thornton Professor of Law, 1971.
B.A., University of Colorado, 1956; J.D., University of New Mexico, 1966. Admitted to practice in New Mexico and Texas.
(Teaches--Constitutional Law, Mass Media Law, Public Education Law, Torts)
Professor Rod Schoen accepted a position as briefing attorney to Circuit Court Judge Oliver Seth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upon graduating from law school. After completing that term, he taught for four years at the School of Law of Indiana University at Indianapolis. Thereafter Professor Schoen joined the faculty at Texas Tech where he has served two different times as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has also been active in the work for the State Bar of Texas and has served as statewide officer and national board member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Professor Schoen has researched and written in the area of Constitutional rights, and his law review articles have been cited by both the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court. He is a popular lecturer at continuing legal education programs and has served in an advisory capacity within the state and nationally on matters relating to equal rights, particularly those associated with teaching.
BRIAN D. SHANNON
Professor of Law, 1988.
B.S., Angelo State University, 1979; J.D., University of Texas, 1982. Admitted to practice in Texas.
(Teaches--Administrative Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Law and Psychiatry, Property, Products Liability; CoachesABA 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 coauthored the book, Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness.
FRANK F. SKILLERN
Professor of 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 Protectionthe 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.
RACHEL A. VAN CLEAVE
Assistant 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.
JAYNE ELIZABETH ZANGLEIN
Professor of Law, 1990.
B.M.E., Berklee College of Music, 1975; J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980. Admitted to practice in New York, Florida, and Texas.
(Teaches--Business Entities, Securities Regulation, Pension Planning, Employment Law, Negotiations Workshop, Legal Practice)
Before joining the faculty, Professor Zanglein was a partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, a New York law firm that specializes in employment and labor law. She supervised the firm's ERISA department and represented trustees in litigation and arbitration. Professor Zanglein also worked for six years as in-house counsel for a pension fund in Florida. She served as the administrator to the fund, negotiated real estate and business transactions, and was general counsel to the fund's corporate subsidiaries.
Professor Zanglein served as consultant to the New York Center for Employee Ownership and was appointed by Governor Cuomo as a member of the Governor's Task Force on Pension Investments. She is a member of the ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law and is co-chair of the subcommittee on Administrative and Legislative for the Committee on Employee Benefits. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences on pension issues.
Professor Zanglein has authored a book on pension fund investments and has published numerous articles on corporate governance, proxy voting, and employee benefits
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.
MURL A. LARKIN, Maddox Professor of Law, Emeritus, 1968-1989.
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.
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