Texas Tech University

Dean G. Pawlowic

Former Professor of Law, 1989

Email: dean.pawlowic@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8695

Admitted to practice in Nebraska.

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 was engaged in transactional practice. Professor Pawlowic was elected a partner of the firm in 1985 and named 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 finance transactions. His expertise extended to multi-bank and bank-insurance company credit and liquidity facilities, as well as interest rate swaps, asset securitizations, and other derivative types of financing. Clients included regional and money center banks, both foreign and domestic, and insurance companies.

Professor Pawlowic was the 2000–2001 Interim Director of the Legal Practice Program.  He received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001, and in 2013 was voted the PAD 1-L Professor of the Year.  He also served as a co-director of the Business Law Concentration Program, as well as a faculty advisor to the Business and Bankruptcy Law Journal and the Business and Bankruptcy Law Association.

In the summers from 2004–2014, Professor Pawlowic taught a short course in USA Corporations Law as a Visiting Professor at La Trobe University School of Law in Melbourne, Australia.       

Professor Pawlowic is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education programs, and his most research projects have focused on banking, bankruptcy, and corporate law issues. 

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  • B.A., Creighton University, 1970
  • M.A., Creighton University, 1972
  • J.D., Creighton University, 1979


  • Advanced Bankruptcy Law
  • Advanced Business Entities
  • Banking Law
  • Business Entities
  • Contracts
  • Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Remedies

Selected Publications

Post-Confirmation Jurisdiction in Chapter 13: The Mystery Continues, Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference (Fredericksburg 2016).

Husky Int'l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association (Lubbock, 2016).

Section 544 Powers & the Evolution of Causes of Action Belonging to the Trustee Versus Particular Creditors, Chapter 7 Panel Trustees Seminar (Dallas 2014).

910 Car Claims: Negative Equity, Surrender, Nonpersonal Use, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees 48th Annual Seminar (New York 2013).

Mortgage Morass: New Rules, Continued Problems—Where Are We Now? 30th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference (Austin 2011) (co-authored with Hilary Bonial).

The Supreme Court Cases That Have Shaped Bankruptcy Practice for Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course 2005 (Austin 2005) (co-authored with D. Williamson and T. Silas).

Banking Law (Fifth Circuit Survey), 31 Tex.Tech L. Rev. 385 (2000).

Entitlement to Interest Under the Bankruptcy Code, 12 Bankr. Dev. J. 149 (1995).

Letters of Credit: a Framework for Analysis of Transfer, Assignment, Negotiation and Transfer by Operation of Law, 39 Wayne L. Rev. 1 (1992).