James M. Douglas
Professor of Law

Additional Information
Fall 2014 Contracts Syllabus
Dr. James M. Douglas

Phone: (713) 313-1122
Email: jdouglas@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 1971.

J.S.M., Stanford University, Stanford, California, (Computer Law), 1971
J.D., (1st in Class) Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School Of Law, Houston, TX, 1970
B.A., Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, (Mathematics), 1966

Biographical Information

  • Distinguished Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX, (March 1999 - Present)
  • Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, (March 2012-Present)
  • Executive Vice President/Interim General Counsel, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX (June 2009 - March 2012)
  • Executive Vice President, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX (October 2008-Present)
  • Interim Provost, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX (February 2008-October 2008)
  • Interim Dean, Florida A & M University (June 2005 –January 2007)

Courses Taught

  • Contracts

Select Publications

  • “The Distinction Between Lawyers As Advocates And As Activists; And The Role of the Law School Dean In Facilitating the Justice Mission,” 40 CLEV. ST. L. REV. 405 (1992).
  • Computer Use - Legal Arrangements and Liabilities, in Computers, Society and Law: The Role of Legal Education (AFIPS Press 1973).
  • Some Ideas on the Computer and the Law, 2 TEX. S. U. L. REV. 20 (1971)