Marguerite Butler
Associate Professor of Law

Additional Information
Fall 2014 Appellate Litigation Syllabus
 
 
Return to Main Profile
Marguerite Butler

Phone: (713) 313-1010
Email: mbutler@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 1995.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Director, Law Library,  Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1995-2005)
  • Interim Director, Law Library, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX
    (1993-1995)
  • Associate Director, Law Library, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1984-1992)
  • Acquisitions and Reference Librarian, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1982-1984)
  • Butler's Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) Review Course (1983-Present)
  • Professor, Economics, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO (1981-1982)

Publications  

-return to top-
  • Rule 11-Sanctions and a Lawyer's Failure to Conduct Competent Legal, 29 CAP. U. L. REV. 68 (2002).
  • Rule 11-Sanctions and a Lawyer's Failure to Conduct Competent Legal, 12 PROF. LAWYER 1 (2002) (exerpt).
  • The National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition-Operating in the Spirit and Legacy of Frederick Douglass, 25 N. C. CENT. L. REV. 66 (2002).
  • McCoy, W.J. and Butler, M.L., A Constitutional Basis for Zoning:  The Texas Supreme Court, Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt (1988).
  • Jejelowo, O.A., Butler, M.L., Martinez III, R.A. Trey, Hartsell, D., Viability of Fungal Spores from Books Stored Under Different Environmental Conditions (expected publication 1993), Proceedings-96th Annual Meeting, Texas Academy of Science (1993).
  • The History of Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law: "The House That Sweatt Built," T. MARSHALL L. REV. 45 (1997).

       Selected Presentations

  • Diversity After Hopwood:  The Texas Aftermath, Annual Diversity Symposium, American Association of Law Libraries Convention, Anaheim, CA, 1996
  • Viability of Fungal Spores From Books Stored Under Different Environmental Conditions, Texas Academy of Science, Denton, TX, March 5-6, 1993

Law School Seminars, Competitions and Services -return to top-
  • BLSA Regional Meeting, Omaha, NB -March 1989
  • BLSA University of Kansas, Kansas City MO -1989
  • BLSA Regional Meeting, Houston, TX -March 1990
  • University of Tulsa, First Year Class, Tulsa OK-1990
  • University of Tulsa, First Year Class, Tulsa OK-1991
  • BLSA Judge for the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Final Arguments National Convention -Detroit, MI 1988
  • BLSA Judge for the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Final Arguments National Convention -Houston, TX 1993
  • NAACP Judge of the local ACT-SO Essay Writing Competition -Houston, TX 1994
  • NAUB Judge for the Oratorical Contest Final Rounds -Houston, TX 1996
  • Moot Court Coach, Texas Southern University-Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX 1982-Present
  • Moot Court Coach, Texas Young Lawyers Associations, 1989-91 and 1993
  • BLSA, Texas Southern University, 1990-01
  • Law School Academic Support Program, Texas Southern University -1993-02
  • Texas Practice Class, Texas Southern University-1995-96
  • Chairperson, Student Faculty Relations Committee on the 1989 Death Penalty Seminar and Archivist for the 1987 Carl-King Retirement Dinner -1984
  • Admissions Committee member -2000
  • Library Committee member -1995 & 2001
  • Law School Self Study Committee member-2000
  • University Self Study Committee member-2001-02
  • University 50th Anniversary Committee member-1995

Affiliations -return to top-
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Law Librarians
  • Southwestern Association of Law Libraries
  • Texas Library Association
  • Houston Area Law Librarians Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Phi Delta Alpha
  • Library Consultant, African Law Initiative, United States Information Service and the American Bar Association-1996
  • Assistant Lead Counsel, Allen Parkway Village Tenants Association-1992