DeCarlous Y. Spearman
Law Library Director and Assistant Professor of Law

Fall 2014 Legal Research Syllabus
 
 
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DeCarlous Y. Spearman

Phone: (713) 313-7328
Email: dspaerman@tmslaw.tsu.edu
Joined the faculty in 2008.

Additional Biographical Information

  • Law Library Associate Director, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1998-2005)
  • Government Documents/Reference Librarian, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1997-1998)
  • Director of Public Services/Reference Librarian, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX (1996-1997)
  • Law Clerk, S.A. Randle & Associates, P.C. (1993-1995)
  • Subject Information Specialist-Tax & Finance Libraries, Baker and Botts, L.L.P. (1986-1992)
  • Congressional Intern, Congressman William H, Gray, III (Spring 1986)

Additional Publications -return to top-
  • Spearman, DeCarlous, "The History of Discrimination in the Hiring and Promotion in the Texas Rangers," (in progress).
  • Henry Eman Doyle, in African American National Biography (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds., Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Lois Lee Prestage Woods, in African American National Biography (Henry Louis Gates, Jr. & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds., Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • Review, "I-1 Step Away from the Podium! Tips, Tricks and Technologies for Energizing Training Sessions and Legal Research Classes" Mark E. Estes Editorial Director, 12(2) AALL Spectrum, September/October 2007.
Presentations
  • Presenter, Citing Bluebook and Texas Citation Form, Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) Library Skills, Sources & Solutions Seminar, March 22, 2006.
  • Moderator & Panelist, Remembering Our Past, Celebrating 60 Years - Thurgood Marshall School of Law 1947-2007, Texas State Historical Association 112th Annual Meeting, March 7, 2008.
  • Presenter, Bluebook and Texas Legal Citation Made Simple, Jones Day Paralegal Seminar, May 15, 2008.
  • Speaker, "How the Economy has Affected Libraries," at Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) Surviving the Economic Times: Law Libraries and Librarians Seminar, October 12, 2009.
  • Speaker, "Flourishing Through Technology: How the TMSL Adapted its Historical Collection for Electronic Access," at Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) Adapt and Flourish Conference, April 8, 2010.
Media Appearance
  • Mary Flood, Interview, Moneymakers: DeCarlous Spearman has a Taste for Law and Library, Houston Chronicle, August 1, 2008, at D2.

Affiliations -return to top-
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Federal Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Mediation Certification
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Southwestern Association of Law Libraries - Local Planning Committee Member (2007-2008)
  • Houston Area Law Libraries - Member-at-Large (200-2001), Chairperson Scholarships and Grants Committee (1999-2000)
  • Houston Area Network of Documents Information
  • Houston Area Innovative Users Group
  • Texas Council of Academic Libraries
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association