Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Brandon Draper         Brandon Draper
Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: (713) 313-1075
Office: 221A
Email: brandon.draper@tsu.edu

Binghamton University - B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude

Courses Taught: Criminal Law and Evidence

Biographical information

Prior to joining the Law School, Professor Draper
served as the Director of the Trial Advocacy Center for South Texas College of Law Houston, where he taught Ethical Dimensions of Criminal Practice, Evidentiary Foundations, Trial Advocacy 1, and Texas Criminal Procedure. 

Prior to joining academia, he served as a prosecutor in New York and Texas, where he specialized in economic crimes.


Virtual Grand Juries, Houston Law Review Online (2023).

Revenge of the Sixth: The Constitutional Reckoning of Pandemic Justice, Marquette Law Review (2022) (issue lead article).

Prosecutorial Dilemmas amid the Pandemic and Online Jury Trials, Southwestern Law Review (2022) (invited symposium essay).

No More Half Measures: The case for compulsory voting in United States elections, Elon Law Review (2021) (invited symposium article).

And Justice for None: How COVID-19 is crippling the criminal jury right, Boston College Law Review E. Supplement, 2020. 

Zoom Justice: When constitutional rights collide in cyberspace, Northwestern University Law Review of Note, 2020.  Featured in the Law Review’s COVID-19 and the Law Blog Initiative.

Popular Fallacy: A public choice analysis of Electoral College reform, International Journal of Public Law & Policy, 2011
(peer reviewed).

Affiliations (ex., State Bar Associations, Professional Organizations, etc.):

Texas Bar Foundation
Texas Bar College

Research & Teaching Interests:
My primary research interests are in criminal law and election law.  In criminal law, my research explores the challenges for our system of criminal justice of remote trials during and after the COVID pandemic.  In election law, my research explores electoral reform from a public choice perspective. 

My teaching interests include criminal law, evidence, ethics, and trial advocacy.  


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