Elsa Y. Ransom
Associate Professor of Law

 
 
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Elsa Y. Ransom

Phone: (713) 313-1047
Email: eransom@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 1990.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1992-1995)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX
    (1990-1992)
  • Associate Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, TX (1987-1990)
  • Summer Law Clerk, Board of Regents, Texas State University System, Austin, TX (1986)
  • Assistant Professor, Communications, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX (1979-1986)
  • Television News Producer, Anchor, Reporter, NBC News (WKYC-TV), Cleveland, OH (1973-1978)
  • Television News Producer, Anchor, Reporter, (KPRC-TV), Houston, TX (1970-1973)

Publications -return to top-
  • The Ex-Public Figure: A Libel Plaintiff Without a Class, 5 SETON HALL J. SPORT L. 389 (1995).
  • Home: No Place for "Law Enforcement Theatricals" - The Outlawing of Police/Media Home Invasions in Ayeni v. Mottola, 16 LOY. L.A. ENT. L.J. 325 (1995).
Presentations
  • Speaker, Lyceum and Cultural Arts sponsored TSU Jazz Symposium, presentation on Legal Issues of Importance to Recording Artists, Houston, TX, 1994-1995.
  • Volunteer Legal Consultant for Ft. Bend County YMCA Teen Court Program in FBISD Schools, 1994-1995.
  • Speaker, Careers in Law, HISD Contemporary Learning Center, sponsored through Boy Scouts of America, 1994-1995.
  • Speaker, Faculty Photocopying and the Copyright Law: What are the Legal Limits?, 1993-1994.
Unpublished Papers
  • The New World Information Order: An Analysis of It's Impact on the International Law of Communication (1987).
  • The Out Influence Exception of Texas Rules Concerning Juror Testimony on Jury Misconduct (1987).
  • The Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984
  • Needed Cure or Needless Proliferation? (1986).
  • Public Figures and the Passage of Time--An Attempt to Escape the Sullivan Standard (1986).
  • The Right of Publicity (1986).

Affiliations -return to top-
  • Evaluation Team Member, convened by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, San Antonio, TX, 1995-1996
  • Committee Member, Academic Standards, Curriculum, Scholarship and Development, 1995-1996
  • Faculty Advisor, Intellectual Property Society, 1995-1996
  • Acting Chair, University Residency Appeals Committee
  • Chair, Discipline Committee; Curriculum Committee; Faculty Awards Committee; Rank and Tenure Ad Hoc Committee, 1993-1994
  • Committee Member Admissions, Curriculum, 1992
  • Faculty Advisor, Intellectual Property Society, 1992

Research and Teaching Interests -return to top-
  • Civil Procedure I, II
  • Case Analysis
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Torts I, II
  • Communications Law Seminar