Faculty Expertise

Dedman School of Law Faculty Experts

Faculty & Title Areas of Expertise

Roy Ryden Anderson

Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Law

Maureen N. Armour

Co-Director of Civil Clinic and Associate Professor of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Federal Litigation
  • Poverty Law

Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.

Professor of Law
  • Constitutional Law

William J. Bridge

Associate Professor of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Foreign Law

Cheryl Nelson Butler

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Human Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Employment Discrimination

Dale Carpenter

Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law and Professor of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • The First Amendment (speech and religious freedom)
  • LGBT Rights Issues

Anthony J. Colangelo

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Civil Procedure
  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • U.S. Foreign Relations Law

James W. Coleman

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Energy Law

Jennifer M. Collins

Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Family Law
  • Gender and the Law

Nathan Cortez

Associate Dean for Research and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Legislation
  • International health

Gregory S. Crespi

Professor of Law
  • Contract Law
  • Disability Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Legal Education

David E. DePianto

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Torts
  • Law and Economics

William V. Dorsaneo, III

Chief Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law
  • Texas Procedure
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Appellate Practice and Advocacy
  • Torts

Linda S. Eads

Associate Professor of Law
  • Evidence
  • Legal Ethics
  • Constitutional Law
  • Women and the Law

Julia P. ("Julie") Forrester

Associate Provost and Professor of Law 
  • Property
  • Real Estate Law
  • Bankruptcy Law

Jeffrey M. Gaba

M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Property

Joanna L. Grossman

Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Family Law

Christopher H. Hanna

Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • InternationalTax
  • CorporateTax
  • Tax Accounting

Grant M. Hayden

Professor of Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Voting Rights
  • ​Labor Law

ChrisTopher Jenks

Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law
  • Military Law
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law/Law of Armed Conflict

Jeffrey D. Kahn

Professor of Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • National Security Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Russian Law

Ndiva Kofele-Kale

University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law
  • Public and Private International Law

John S. Lowe

George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law
  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Law

George A. Martinez

Professor of Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Law and Philosophy

Thomas Wm. Mayo

Altshuler University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Law
  • Bioethics
  • Election Law
  • Health Law 
  • Nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations

Orly Mazur

Assistant Professor of Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Tax Policy

Natalie Nanasi

Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Humanitarian Immigration Law
  • Domestic Violence Llaw

Joseph Jude Norton

James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law
 
  • Business Law
  • International Economic Law

Victoria Palacios

Associate Professor of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Juvenile Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Actual Innocence

Keith Robinson

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property

C. Paul Rogers III

Professor of Law and Former Dean
  • Antitrust law
  • Contracts

Meghan J. Ryan

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Torts
  • Law and Science
  • Death Penalty
  • Actual Innocence

Mary Spector

Associate Dean for Clinics and Professor of Law, Director Consumer Law Project and Co-Director of the Civil Clinic
  • Consumer Law

Marc I. Steinberg

Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of Law
 
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate law

Diane M. Sumoski

Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic and Lecturer in Law
  • Child Welfare Law
  • Civil Litigation

Joshua C. Tate

Associate Professor of Law
  • Legal History
  • Property
  • Wills and Trusts

David O. Taylor

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Associate Professor of Law
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Appellate Advocacy

Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Richard R. Lee Endowed Professor of Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law and Culture

Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Professor of Law
  • Comparative Law II:  Criminal Procedure
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • European Union Law
  • International Crimes
  • International Organizations

Jessica DIxon Weaver

Associate Professor of Law
  • Children Welfare Law
  • Children’s Rights
  • Family Law
  • Legal Ethics
  • Feminist Legal Issues

Peter Winship

James Cleo Thompson, Sr.
Trustee Professor of Law
  • Domestic and International Commercial Law
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