Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

D’Andra Millsap Shu
Co-Director of Legal Writing Program and Visiting Instructor of Law

 

Phone: TBA
Email: Dandra.Shu@tmslaw.tsu.edu

Joined the faculty in 2020

Education:

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, 1996

  • B.S., magna cum laude (top 5%), Weber State University, Ogden, UT, 1993


Courses Taught:

  • Lawyering Process

  • Appellate Litigation

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

SSRN Page: https://ssrn.com/author=3544952

Biographical Information:

  • Visiting Instructor of law, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2020 to present)

  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (2018 to 2020)

  • Law Clerk, Justice Eva M. Guzman, Texas Supreme Court, Austin, TX (2017 to 2018)

  • Senior Attorney, Litigation, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston, TX (2011 to 2015)

  • Chambers Attorney, Justice Leslie Brock Yates, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, TX (2004 to 2011)

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (1998 to 1999, 2000)

  • Associate, Trial/Labor & Employment, Baker Botts L.L.P., Houston, TX (1997 to 2004)

  • Law Clerk, Justice Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX (1996 to 1997)

 

Selected Publications:

  • The Legal Memo:  50 Exercises for Mastery (including Teacher’s Manual) (with Dean Cassandra Hill and Professor Katherine Vukadin), 2021, Carolina Academic Press

  • Food Allergy Bullying as Disability Harassment:  Holding Schools Accountable, 92 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1 (forthcoming 2021) (lead article)

  • When Food is a Weapon:  Parental Liability for Food Allergy Bullying, 103 Marquette L. Rev. 1465 (2020)

  • Could a Checklist Improve Your Legal Writing?, Appellate Advocacy Blog (Oct. 21, 2019), https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/2019/10/could-a-checklist-improve-your-legal-writing.html (with Professor Katherine Vukadin)

  • Catching On:  How Post-Critique Assessments Deepen Understanding and Improve Legal Writing, The Second Draft, Fall 2019, at 35 (with Professor Katherine Vukadin)

  • Sex, Lies, and Health Insurance: Employer-Provided Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion and Infertility Services and the ADA, 22 Am. J. L. & Med. 51 (1996)

  • Comment, Reasonable Accommodation of Pregnancy in the Workplace: A Proposal to Amend the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 32 Hous. L. Rev. 1411 (1996)

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review

  • Member, Order of the Coif

  • West Book Award for highest GPA in class all three years of law school

  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Achieving the Highest Scores in seven classes first year

  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Legal Writing

  • University of Houston Law Center Distinguished Service Award

 

Selected Presentations:

  • Doing the Splits:  Designing and Teaching a Circuit Split Appellate Advocacy Problem, Legal Writing Institute 2020 Biennial Conference, Washington, D.C., July 2020 (accepted for presentation but conference cancelled due to Covid-19)

  • Remotely Interested?  Fostering Connection in the Online Classroom (with Professors Olympia Duhart, Rosario Lozada, and Katherine Vukadin), William & Mary Conference for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research & Writing Online, June 2020

  • Food Allergy Bullying as Disability Harassment:  Holding Schools Accountable, American Association of Law Schools 2020 Annual Meeting, Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care Section’s Young Scholars Works in Progress Workshop, Washington, D.C., Jan. 2020

  • When Food is a Weapon:  Parental Liability for Food Allergy Bullying, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Faculty Luncheon Series, Houston, TX, Oct. 2019

  • Catching On: How Post-Critique Assessments Deepen Understanding & Improve Legal Writing, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Faculty Luncheon Series, Houston, TX, Apr. 2019

  • Catching On: How Post-Critique Assessments Deepen Understanding & Improve Legal Writing (with Professor Katherine Vukadin), Legal Writing Institute Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 2019

 

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Legal Writing Institute, Member

  • Association of Legal Writing Directors, Member and Delegate

  • The Second Draft, Editorial Board Member

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association, pro bono work

  • Texas Appointment Plan, pro bono work

  • Texas Bar Association, Member, Appellate Section

  • Houston Bar Association, Member, Appellate Practice Section

  • Bar Admissions:  Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

  • Houston Law Review Board of Directors, Director, Chair, and Chair of Finance Committee

  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer

  • Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), Volunteer

 

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