Texas Tech University

Tracy Hresko Pearl

School of Law

Pearl joined the Texas Tech School of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2014. She teaches environmental law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Her current scholarship focuses on whether and how procedural rules impact due process and the achievement of justice and on how courts treat novel societal issues.

After receiving an A.B. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a M.Sc from Oxford University in Comparative Social Policy, Pearl received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School where she served as Senior Executive Editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review and was awarded the Frederick N. Halstrom Oral Advocacy Award and membership in the Order of the Coif.

Following law school, Pearl served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to the Honorable Richard L. Williams of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Upon completion of her clerkships, she worked as a litigation associate at Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, where she litigated a wide variety of cases at both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to arriving at Texas Tech, Pearl was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida International University College of Law where she taught torts, toxic torts, products liability, and victim compensation and where she was the 2013-14 Professor of the Year as well as the 2013-14 Pioneer Award winner.

Pearl is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, and Tenth Circuits.