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Meredith  Duncan

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Meredith J. Duncan

George Butler Research Professor of Law


B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., University of Houston

Professor Duncan joined the University of Houston Law Center faculty in 1998. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993. Upon graduation from the Law Center, she clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. She was an associate at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. prior to returning to clerk permanently for Judge Jones.

Professor Duncan is one of only 26 law professors studied in the recent Harvard University Press book What the Best Law Teachers Do, a study of the "methods, strategies, and personal traits of professors whose students achieve exceptional learning.” Professor Duncan's areas of expertise include legal ethics, criminal law, and torts.

Professional Responsibility
Criminal Law