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Attorney-at-Law ♦ Counselor ♦ Trial Advocate

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Academic record
 
Bachelor of Arts Degree, with High Honors and Special Honors in the Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors ProgramUniversity of Texas at Austin (1977).
 

● Degree concentrations in English, history, and computer science.

 

● Completed 125 semester hours — including independent research required for Plan II Special Honors — in 24 months (between June 1975 and May 1977) to earn degree at age 19 with an overall GPA of 3.86/4.0.

 

● Cactus (UT yearbook) Outstanding Student Award (1979).

 

Member (1975-1980) and Trumpet Section Leader (1978-1979), University of Texas Longhorn Band.

 

MemberKappa Kappa Psi band service fraternity.

 

● Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

 

● Resident Assistant (for room & board), The Castilian Dorm (June 1976-May 1977).


 Juris Doctor Degree, with High Honors (top 5%): University of Texas School of Law (1980).

● Member (1978-1980) and Book Review Editor (1979-1980), Texas Law Review.

 

● Member, Order of the Coif (top 10%) and Chancellors (top 16 students) academic honorary societies.

 

● American Jurisprudence Awards (for top individual grade) in Torts, Business Associations, and Advanced Constitutional Law classes.


Graduate and Outstanding Participant Awardee, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Session (1985).





Although they look a bit like bandits or perhaps even terrorists, the third-year law students shown in this photo from three decades ago were actually quite bright, generally hard-working, and way too serious about themselves. I'm the third from the left in the back row, with the slouch and the smirk. (The listed firms are where I and my fellow law review editors began practicing, most of us after judicial clerkships.)