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Manuel Leal

Roben WestProfessor of Law

is a former judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court and State District Court, has published several notable articles on court procedure and bankruptcy law. Professor Leal is also a sought-after speaker who has given keynote addresses at many bar association events.


Reem Haikal '2017

Monica LopezBorn Syrian, raised American, I was a witness to the lack of law in the Middle East. I have developed a fascination with the American Legal System and the U.S. Constitution in particular. 

I decided to attend Thurgood Marshall School of Law because of its comprehensive and bar-based curriculum. 

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Judge Valencia Nash'99

Judge Valencia NashOn April 11, 2006, Judge Nash was elected as the first African American female Justice of the Peace in Dallas County.  She was sworn into office January 1, 2007 and re-elected to serve a second term, January 1, 2011.  Judge Nash serves Precinct 1, which is a large area in the southern part of Dallas including the South Dallas area, Oak Cliff, Lancaster, Wilmer, Hutchins, Ferris, Balch Springs and the “Woods”.
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