Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Shaundra Kellam Lewis

Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing/Lawyering Process

Phone: (713) 313-1348
Email: shaundra.lewis@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 2010.

Education:
J.D., (Top 5%), St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL, 1998
B.A., (Majored in English), Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 1995

Courses Taught

Lawyering Process I
Lawyering Process II
Appellate Litigation
Criminal Law

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=2002069

Biographical Information

  • Professor of Law (Tenured), Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas (2018 to present)
  • Associate Professor of Law (Tenured), Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas  (2016 to 2018)
  • Associate Professor of Law, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas  (2014 to 2016)
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas (2010 to 2014)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (2007-2010)
  • Appellate Litigation Attorney, Federal Public Defender's Office, Springfield, IL (2005-2007)
  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Atlanta, GA (2001-2005)
  • Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, Miami, FL (1998-2001)

Publications

  • Crossfire on Compulsory Campus Carry Laws--When the First and Second Amendments Collide, 102 IOWA L. REV. 2109 (2017) (lead article).
  • Symposium on “Texas Gun Law and the Future:” The Fatal Flaws in Texas’s Campus Carry Law, 41 THURGOOD MARSHALL L. REV. 2 (co-authored with Daniel De Luna) (lead article).
  • The Cost of Raising a Killer--Parental Liability for Parents of Adult Mass Murderers, 61 VILLANOVA L. REV. 1 (2016) (lead article)
  • Firearms Law Redux—Legislative Proposals for Disarming the Mentally Ill Post-Heller and Newtown, 3 MENTAL HEALTH L. & POL’Y J. 320 (2014)
  • Bullets and Books By Legislative Fiat: Why Academic Freedom and Public Policy Permit Higher Education Institutions to Say No to Guns, 48 IDAHO L. REV. 1 (2011) (lead article)
  • Persuasive Speech and Persuasive Legal Writing Require the Same Skills: So Why Aren’t We Using Oral Argument to Teach Persuasive Writing? AALS SECTION ON TEACHING METHODS (2011)

Selected Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Achieving the Highest Scores in Constitutional Law I, Evidence, Wills & Trusts, Appellate Litigation I, and Employment Discrimination
  • Outstanding Trial Litigations Skills Award
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Stetson University's Greek Woman of the Year (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Presentations and Media

  • Interviewed and quoted in Wallet.Hub by Senior Editor John Kiernan concerning firearms legislation (2018)
  • Invited Speaker, “Universities in a Dangerous World: Defending Higher Education Communities & Values,” presented by Global Congress of Scholars at Risk Network, Montreal, Canada (June 7, 2016)
  • Invited Co-Speaker, Symposium on “Texas Gun Law and the Future” presented by Thurgood Marshall School of Law  Review, Houston, Texas (Apr. 1, 2016)
  • Invited Panelist Speaker, “Faculty in Research,” Thurgood Marshall School of Law Research Week 2016, Houston, Texas (Mar. 31, 2016)
  • Co-Moderator, How to Play the Mystifying Law Review Submission Game, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Faculty Quodlibet Scholarly Papers Forum , Houston, Texas (Sept. 2015)
  • Presenter, The Cost of Raising a Killer—Parental Liability for Some Adult Rampage Shooters’ Parents,
  • Concordia School of Law, Boise, Idaho (Apr. 2015)
  • Invited Speaker, Update on Bullets & Books by Legislative Fiat—The Constitutionality of Campus Carry Laws, American Constitutional Law Society at Concordia Law School, Boise, Idaho (Apr. 2015)
  • Presenter, Parental Liability & Mass Shootings, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida (Aug. 2014)
  • Panelist Speaker, Teaching Methodology, Learning & Technology in Higher Education, Texas Southern University Annual International Trends in Evidence-Based Research Conference, Houston, Texas (June 2014)
  • Moderator, Research By the Book @#TMSL, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Research Week, Houston, Texas (Apr. 2014)
  • Presenter, If Nancy Lanza Had Lived—The Tort Liability That Could Attach to those Who Know or Should Know Someone is Mentally Ill and Dangerous and Fail to Protect or Warn Third Parties, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Faculty Quodlibet Scholarly Papers Forum, Houston, Texas (Nov. 2013)
  • Presenter, Firearm Laws Redux—Proposals for Disarming the Mentally Ill, Southeastern Law Scholars Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (Oct. 2013)
  • Co-Presenter, Students Gone Wild: Tips for Dealing With Negative Student Situations, 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Savannah, Georgia (Apr. 2013)
  • Presenter, Legislative Proposals for Disarming the Mentally Ill, Thurgood Marshall School of Law & South Texas College of Law Scholarship Exchange Series, Houston, Texas (Mar. 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Town Hall Meeting on Mental Illness, Guns, and Violence, Houston, Texas (Feb. 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Radio Show, Real Talk With Ray Baker on Sirius XM Channel 141 (discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, 132 S.Ct. 2566 (2012), which upheld the highly controversial individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act) (broadcasted July 2, 2012)
  • Presenter, The Dichotomy Between a Student’s Second Amendment Right to Possess Firearms and a Higher Education Institution’s First Amendment Right to Ban Firearms, Thurgood Marshall School of Law & South Texas College of Law Scholarship Exchange Series, Houston, Texas (Mar. 2012)
  • Presenter, Legality and Wisdom of Legislation Permitting Guns on Campus, 5th Annual National Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, Houston, Texas (June 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Possibilities: The J.D. Examined, Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association Regional Conference at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas (Feb. 2011)
  • Invited Speaker, Family and Career: Trajectories of the Female Attorney, Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association Regional Conference at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas (Feb. 2011)
  • Presenter, Focus: Teaching Legal Writing in the Age of Distraction, Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference (co-presenter), Stetson University College of Law, Tampa Bay, Florida (Aug. 2009)

 

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