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The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

The faculty of the University of Houston Law Center is among the most distinguished in the country. The faculty include: 38 Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty; 11 Clinical Faculty who teach in our clinics, first-year legal writing program (called Lawyering Skills & Strategies - LSS), and in our academic initiatives / bar prep area; and include two other voting faculty. There is an additional group of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty members or full-time staff with some instructor responsibilities, and approximately 150 adjunct faculty. UH's reputation for scholarly and teaching excellence is widely recognized. The Law Center's highly prolific faculty publish in the leading law reviews in the country and their work has been very influential with commentators, lawyers and courts throughout the country, and the world. The Law Center's commitment to teaching excellence is equally notable. Many faculty members at the Law Center have won the UH Teaching Excellence Award, the highest university-wide teaching award. Beyond the university, our faculty have been widely recognized for their outstanding teaching.

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Promotion, Tenure, and NTT Faculty Continuing Employment Agreement Information and Standards

2022 Faculty Scholarship Flipbook

2022 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2021 Faculty Scholarship Flipbook

2021 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2020 Faculty Scholarship Flipbook

2020 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2019 Faculty Scholarship Flipbook

2019 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2018 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2017 Faculty Scholarship PDF

2016 Faculty Scholarship PDF

Tenure/Tenure-Track Professors

Leonard Baynes
Leonard M. Baynes

Dean and Professor of Law

Emily Berman
Emily  Berman

Associate Professor of Law
Royce R. Till Professorship

Jessica Bregant
Jessica  Bregant

Assistant Professor of Law

Johnny Buckles
Johnny Rex Buckles

Professor of Law and the Mike and Teresa Baker College Professor

Darren Bush
Darren  Bush

Leonard B. Rosenberg College
Professor of Law

Seth Chandler
Seth J. Chandler

Law Foundation Professor of Law

David Crump
David  Crump

John B. Neibel Professor of Law

Richard Dole
Richard F. Dole

Bobby Wayne Young Professor of Consumer Law

David Dow
David R. Dow

Cullen Professor of Law

Meredith Duncan
Meredith J. Duncan

Alumnae College Professor of Law
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Metropolitan Programs

Dave Fagundes
Dave  Fagundes

Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law,
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Victor Flatt
Victor B. Flatt

Professor of Law
Dwight Olds Chair in Law

Aman Gebru
Aman  Gebru

Assistant Professor of Law

Nikolas Guggenberger
Nikolas  Guggenberger

Assistant Professor of Law

Jim Hawkins
Jim  Hawkins

Professor of Law
Alumnae College Professor in Law

Lonny Hoffman
Lonny  Hoffman

Law Foundation Professor of Law

Paul Janicke
Paul M. Janicke

Professor of Law

Zachary Kaufman
Zachary D. Kaufman

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science
Co-Director, Criminal Justice Institute

Renee Knake Jefferson
Renee  Knake Jefferson

Professor of Law and the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics
Director, Law Center Outcomes and Assessments

Valerie Koch
Valerie Gutmann Koch

Assistant Professor of Law

Sapna Kumar
Sapna  Kumar

Professor of Law
John Mixon Chair in Law
Co-Director, Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

David Kwok
David  Kwok

Associate Professor of Law
George A. Butler Research Professor
Co-Director, Criminal Justice Institute

Jessica Mantel
Jessica Lind Mantel

Professor of Law
George A. Butler Legal Research Professor
Co-Director; Health Law & Policy Institute

Andrew Michaels
Andrew C. Michaels

Assistant Professor of Law

Douglas Moll
Douglas K. Moll

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Professor of Law

Daniel Morales
Daniel I. Morales

Associate Professor of Law
George A. Butler Research Professor

James Nelson
James D. Nelson

Associate Professor of Law and Business
Vinson & Elkins Professorship

Thomas Oldham
Thomas  Oldham

John H. Freeman Professor of Law

Robert Ragazzo
Robert  Ragazzo

University of Houston Law Foundation Professor of Law

Jessica Roberts
Jessica L. Roberts

Professor of Law, Leonard H. Childs Chair in Law
Professor of Medicine
Director, Health Law & Policy Institute

Peter Salib
Peter N. Salib

Assistant Professor of Law

Joseph Sanders
Joseph  Sanders

A.A. White Professor of Law

Sandra Thompson
Sandra Guerra Thompson

Professor of Law
Newell H. Blakely Chair

Elizabeth Trujillo
Elizabeth  Trujillo

Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law
Founding Director, Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas

Greg Vetter
Greg  Vetter

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
HIPLA College Professor of Law
Co-Director, Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

Gina Warren
Gina S. Warren

Professor of Law
A.L. O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Studies
Co-director of EENR

Amanda Watson
Amanda  Watson

Assistant Professor of Law
Director of the University of Houston Law Library

Bret Wells
Bret  Wells

Professor of Law
Law Foundation Professor of Law

Kellen Zale
Kellen  Zale

Associate Professor of Law
George Butler Research Professorship

 

Clinical Faculty and Other Voting Faculty

Katherine Brem
Katherine Brem
Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Megan Davis
Megan Davis
Clinical Associate Professor
Academic Initiatives / Bar Prep

Alissa Gomez
Alissa Gomez
Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies & Pro Bono Facilitator

Christopher Heard
Christopher Heard
Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Programs and the Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic

Whitney Heard
Whitney Heard
Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Ryan Marquez
Ryan Marquez
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of the Civil Justice Clinic

Hilary Reed
Hilary Reed
Clinical Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Laurel  Simmons
Laurel  Simmons
Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Initiatives / Bar Prep

Lauren Simpson
Lauren Simpson
Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Kenneth Swift
Kenneth Swift
Clinical Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Tasha Willis
Tasha Willis
Clinical Associate Professor
ADR Director and Mediation Clinic Professor

 

Leah Fowler
Leah Fowler
Research Assistant Professor
Health Law & Policy Institute

Tracy Hester
Tracy Hester
Instructional Associate Professor of Law

 

 

Other Instructors

Nour Acosta
Nour Acosta
Senior Legal Clinic Supervisor
Civil Justice Clinic

Lucas Aisenberg
Lucas Aisenberg
Legal Clinic Supervisor
Immigration Clinic

Maikieta Brantley
Maikieta Brantley
Lecturer
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Julian Cardenas Garcia
Julian Cardenas Garcia
Research Assistant Professor
Director, Center for U.S. and Mexican Law

Michael Ewer
Michael Ewer
Professor of Practice

Amy Hawk
Amy Hawk
Associate Director, Blakely Advocacy Institute

Cassandra Jeu
Cassandra Jeu
Legal Clinic Supervisor
Director, Texas Innocence Network

Jim Lawrence
Jim Lawrence
Executive Director, Blakely Advocacy Institute
Director, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center

Leticia Leal
Leticia Leal
Legal Clinic Supervisor
Civil Justice Clinic

Teresa  Messer
Teresa  Messer
Professor of Practice
Director, Immigration Clinic

Jeffrey Newberry
Jeffrey Newberry
Legal Clinic Supervisor
Director, Death Penalty & Criminal Appeals Clinic

Bill  Powers
Bill  Powers
Director, Internship & Externship Programs

R. Parker Sheffy
R. Parker Sheffy
Legal Clinic Supervisor
Immigration Clinic

Connor Thompson
Connor Thompson
Legal Scholar

Rosemary Vega
Rosemary Vega
Lecturer
Immigration Clinic

Denney Wright
Denney Wright
Professor of Practice

Visiting Professors

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty In Memoriam

Adjunct Faculty