Texas Tech University

Charles P. Bubany

Adjunct Professor of Law; Former George Herman Mahon Professor of Law, 1971

Admitted to practice in Missouri.

Professor Bubany received his J.D. degree from Washington University (St. Louis), where he 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, 2000, 2002 and 2003; 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.  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.

Photo Description


  • B.A., Saint Ambrose University, 1962
  • J.D., Washington University, 1965


  • Criminal Law
  • Texas Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Practice Skills

Selected Publications

Guide to Criminal Procedure for Texas. (Thomson Wadsworth 2005).

Texas Criminal Procedure. (2010 ed., Academia Press, 2010). (Co-author).

Environmental Protection Deskbook. (2nd ed., Shepard's/McGraw Hill, 1995). (Co-author)

Texas Traffic Law and Related Statutes: 1999 (Co-author)

Criminal Law (Fifth Circuit Survey: June 1994 - May 1995), 27Tex. Tech L. Rev. 655 (1996).

Counseling Clients to Do the Right Thing in Child Custody Cases, 16 Child. Legal Rts. J. 22 (1996).

The Anatomy of a Client Interview, 42 Prac. Law. 61 (1996).

Criminal Procedure: Trial and Appeal (Annual Survey of Texas Law), 45Sw. L. J. 293 (1991).

Title 2. Parent and Child, 21 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1213 (1990).

Criminal Law and Procedure (Fifth Circuit Survey: June 1988 - May 1989), 21 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 209 (1990).