Lupe Salinas
Eugene Harrington Professor of Law

Fall 2013 Criminal Law Syllabus
Spring 2014 Criminal Procedure Syllabus
Spring 2014 Latinos and the Law Syllabus
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Lupe Salinas

Phone: (713) 313-7353
Joined the faculty in 2000.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Visiting District Court Judge, Houston, TX (1997-2006)
  • Judge, 351st District Court, Houston, TX (1989-1996)
  • Chief, Federal Trial Division, Harris County Attorney's Office, Houston, TX (1985-1988)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (1985)
  • Chief, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Houston, TX (1980-1983)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (1975, 1982, 1985, 1992-1993)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX (1975-1983, 1992-1994)
  • Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (1979-1980)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Texas, Civil Rights Division, Houston, TX (1977-1979)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Harris County, Houston, TX (1974-1977)
  • Staff Attorney, Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF), San Antonio, TX (1972-1974)

Additional Publications -return to top-
  • Is It Time to Kill the Death Penalty?: A View from the Bench and the Bar, 34 AMER. J. OF CRIM. L. 39 (2006).
  • Latino Educational Neglect: The Results Bespeak Discrimination, 5 U. OF MD. L. J. 269 (2005).
  • Latinos and Criminal Justice in Texas: Has the New Millennium Brought Progress?, 30 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 298 (2005).
  • Deportations, Removals and the 1996 Immigration Acts: A Modern Look at the Ex Post Facto Clause, 22 B. U. INT'L L. J. 245 (2004).
  • Gus Garcia and Thurgood Marshall: Two Legal Giants Fighting for Justice, 28 T. MARSHALL L. REV. 145 (2003).
  • Lecturer, Foro: Análisis de la Reforma Constitucional en Materia de Seguridad Pública y Derecho Penal (Forum: Analysis of the Constitutional Reform in Matters of Public Security and Criminal Law), Topic: The Presumption of Innocence and the Oral Trials, Puebla, Puebla, México, March 31-April 2, 2008.
  • Course Director, MABAH Seminar for the General Practitioner, Houston, TX., 1993
  • Co-Director, MABAH Seminar for the General Practitioner, Houston, TX., 1994
  • Speaker, Hearsay, Chisme and Other Interesting Topics, Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association, McAllen, TX, September 1997
  • Lecturer, From Monroe to Monell to Money: Section 1983 Litigation, MABAH Seminar for the General Practitioner, South Texas College of Law, Houston TX, March 1994
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Law C.L.E., Houston, TX, September 1991
  • Lecturer, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Dallas TX, July 1994
  • Lecturer, Texas Criminal Proceedings, (in Spanish), Texas/Puebla Judicial conference on the Administration of Justice, Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, July 1989, May 1992
  • Lecturer, The United States Criminal Justice System (in Spanish), U.S. State Department, U.S. Information Service, Lima Peru, April 10-14, 1988

Honors and Awards -return to top-
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, May 1995
  • Houston Area Women's Center, Community Service Award, November 1989
  • Houston Five Outstanding Young Men Award, presented by the Houston Jaycees, February 1983
  • Arthur S. Flemming Award, presented by the Washington, D.C. Jaycees as one of the 10 outstanding Federal Government Employees, April 1983
  • IMAGE Hispanic of the Year, 1985

Affiliations -return to top-
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1972
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1972-88; 1997-Present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1973-88
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 1973-88
  • Houston Bar Association