Annotations, South Texas College of Law (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 7, Ed. 1, February, 1991 Page: 4 of 8
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CDO launches series
of luncheon speakers
The Career Development Office has launched a Brown
Bag Lunch series which will present law-related speakers
every Thursday at 12:15 in Room 130.
Professor Kim Kovach of the A A. White Dispute
Resolution Center kicked off the series with a
presentation on a relatively new area of law - dispute
resolution. Her speech focused on who needed dispute
resolution, who will use it, how it work and what results
can be expected. She also spoke of possible career
options in dispute resolution.
Cheryl Holley, a legal assistant at Bracewell &
Patterson, and Libby Price, a legal secretary, spoke about
the role of support staff in the law firm.
Ten more presentations are planned for this semester.
Study Abroad this Summer - February 7 - Students
interested in studying in England, France or Austria this
summer are encouraged to learn more about these
possibilities at this presentation. Students who have
participated in these programs will be available for
questions and current information will be available.
How to Survive in a Law Firm - February 14 -
Charlotte Clifford, Director of Administration at the law
firm of Crain, Caton and James will present this "how to"
program. Ms. Clifford is a management consultant and
has presented this program many times.
Are all Attorneys in Law Firms - February 21 - Paul
Nick, CLU, ChFC General Agent of Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance Company, will present a program on career
option in insurance for lawyers.
Texas Legal Media Center - February 28 - Ward
Pennebaker, One Of the owners of this litigation support
firm, will present this program. This is recommended for
litigators who want to learn more about this state -of-the-
art tool for the courtroom.
Lawyers in Banking at First City Bank - March 7 - Tim
Blair, Senior Vice-President and Manager of Personal
Trust Services, and Harold Weisblatt, Senior Vice-
President and Associate General Counsel, will speak about
career options for lawyers in banking.
Advanced Degrees After the J.D. - March 14 - Dean
Sandra DeGraw and Professor Philip Page, both of whom
have a LL.M., and other South Texas professors will speak
about obtaining an advanced law degree. They will
discuss whether students need another degree, where to
obtain one and how to study for one.
Computerized Litigation Support - March 21 - Lynita
Mills, of the law firm of Mayer, Brown and Piatt, will
discuss using computers in the law office. She has set up
litigation support systems for two Houston law firms.
The Institute for Transnational Arbitration - April 4 -
Professor Richard Graving will speak about this
organization, which deals with transnational law. This
area has a particular emphasis on the resolution of
investment and commercial disputes.
The Summer Associate - April 11 - A panel of South
Texas students who were summer associates last year will
present a discussion about what to expect as a summer
Judge Lamar McCorkle - April 18 - This South Texas
alumni, who sits as judge of the 133rd district court, will
speak about being a judge and what to expect when you
stand before the bar.
Make your April plans now!
Law Week April 1 -6
Spring Banquet April 6
Teresa S. Collett
Professor Collett received
her undergraduate degree
and her J. D. from The
University of Oklahoma.
She is currently teaching
Property II, Professional
Counseling the Terminally
Q: What are your interests
and hobbies outside of the
A: I teach fourth graders in
Sunday school and am
interested in stitchery,
especially counter cross
stitching. With three young
children, two pre-schoolers
and a third grader, they
become a full time hobby.
Q: What tips do you have
for students on exams?
A: Study old exams by that
teacher and focus on the
material presented in the
class, rather than horn books
and commercial outlines.
Q: What is your favorite
A: "Ryan's Daughter"
brought tears to my eyes. I
also enjoyed "A Man For All
Seasons," which portrayed
the internal struggles of a
lawyer named Sir Thomas
Q: What was your most
A* Actually when an
embarrassing situation arises
I either shrug it off or if it's
bad enough I get depressed.
I don't usually get
Q: What made you deckle
A: It came as an outgrowth
of legislative work, when I
helped draft the Guardian
Act in Oklahoma, which
helped protect adults rights.
This experience made me
start thinking more about
the law and what it was all
about. This led me to start
appreciating a deeper study
of the law which includes
teaching it and getting the
students' feedback on
different ideas. It is amazing
how a student discussion will
bring out points I hadn't
Q: If you could invite any
two people, living or dead,
to dine with you who would
it be and why?
A: Gerry Treece already
invited Christ, so I will invite
Galileo and St. Thomas
Moore. Both of these men
had ideas different from the
society of their day but
worked within the system,for
change, and I admire that. I
will also bring my husband
who has agreed to pick up
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Daniel, Raymond. Annotations, South Texas College of Law (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 7, Ed. 1, February, 1991, newspaper, January 1991; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth144473/m1/4/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting South Texas College of Law.