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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 and Civil Rights Litigation (education, law enforcement cases, second amendment/gun rights and jail/prison condition cases)
  • Governmental Action (law governing conduct of cities, counties, school districts, etc.)
  • Poverty Law
  • Advocacy (Federal Court litigation and the ethics of advocacy/trial tactics)

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

Anthony J. Colangelo

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

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 Associate Professor of Law
  • Administratrive Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Food and 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 Economies

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 Provost and 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 Transactions and Land Use
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Predatory Lending
  • Bankruptcy Law

JEFFREY M. GABA

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

Christopher H. Hanna

Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • International Tax Law
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Tax Accounting

Christopher Jenks

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

Jeffrey D. Kahn

Professor of Law
  • Terrorist Watchlisting
  • No Fly Lists
  • Right to Travel
  • National Security Law
  • Constitutional 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

Thomas Wm. Mayo

Altshuler University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Law
  • Bioethics
  • Health Law 
  • Election Law 

GEORGE A. MARTINEZ

Professor of Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Law and Philosophy

Orly Mazur

Assistant Professor of Law

  • International Tax Law
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Tax Policy

Natalie Nanasi

Director, Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Lecturer in Law

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Humanitarian Immigration Law
  • Domestic Violence Law

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

Keith Robinson

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property

C. Paul Rogers III

Professor of Law and Former Dean
  • Antitrust law

Meghan J. Ryan

Associate Professor of Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishments
  • Juries
  • DNA and Fingerprint Evidence
  • Forensic Science
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Torts
  • Negligence
  • Trespass
  • Toxic Torts
  • Scientific Causation
  • Law and Science
  • Actual Innocence

Mary Spector

Associate Dean for Clinics and Co-Director of Civil Clinic and Director Consumer Law Project and Professor of Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Unfair Collection Practices

Marc I. Steinberg

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

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Patent Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Appellate Advocacy

ELIZABETH G. THORNBURG

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

Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Professor of Law
  • Comparative Criminal Procedure
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Organizations

Jessica DIxon Weaver

Assistant Professor of Law
  • Family Law
  • Children and the Law (Child Welfare, Children's rights, Juveniles)
  • Intergenerational Caregiving (Elderly and Children)
  • Legal Ethics
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • African-American Family Issues
  • Intersection of Race, Gender, and Family Law

Peter Winship

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