Texas Tech University

Brandon Beck, J.D.

Adjunct Professor of Law
School of Law

Email: brandon.beck@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8586

Brandon Beck is an appellate attorney with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas and adjunct professor of legal practice at Texas Tech University School of Law. He is an active appellate litigator who has argued a dozen cases before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and, in 2019, argued and won United States v. Davis before the United States Supreme Court. Outside of class, he frequently writes and lectures on federal criminal law, Constitutional criminal procedure, legal history, and contemporary issues in criminal justice. Some of this material is available on his Youtube channel. 

In his past life, Professor Beck was a civil litigator, the editor-in-chief of a literary journal, a graduate student in the history of ancient religion, a high school mathematics and Latin teacher, and a victim witness coordinator for the Travis County Attorney's Office. While in law school, he won the National Moot Court Competition and was inducted into the National Order of Barristers and National Order of Scribes.

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  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2004
  • Boston University, M.T.S., 2007
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2012


  • Legal Practice I and II


Brandon Beck, The Orwell Court: How the Supreme Court Recast History and Minimized the Role of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines to Justify Limiting the Impact of Johnson v. United States66 Buff. L. Rev. 1013 (2018).

Brandon Beck, Just Visiting: Health Care Liability Claims and Non-Patient Injuries in a Health Care Setting, 56 S. Tex. L. Rev. 3 (2015).

M. Shane McGuire & Brandon E. Beck, Current Problems (and Solutions) in Texas Personal Injury Suits Involving Motorists and Livestock, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 2 (2015).

Brandon Beck & Keith Starr, Trucking Company Liability Concerns when CDL Applications are Streamlined for Military, 17 In Transit 1 (2014).