(A.B. University of St. Thomas, J.D. South Texas College of Law). Professor Willis specializes in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Prior to joining the Clinic, she served for the Honorable Frank G. Evans in the Frank Evan’s Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law where she developed an international externship program in Guyana, Jamaica and Panama. In addition to that she served as an arbitrator for City of Houston Affirmative Action Compliance Program and hosted the American Bar Association Regional Client Counseling, Mediation and Negotiation Competitions. Previously, Professor Willis was the Executive Director for Resolution Forum, Inc. where she served as Program Coordinator for the five Annual Institute for Responsibility Dispute Resolution.
In addition to her teaching experience, Professor Willis has been speaker and panelist for a number of conflict and dispute resolution workshops such as the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 3rd and 4th Caribbean Conference on Dispute Resolution and the Vera Institute for Justice. She also served as Law Clerk for the Honorable John A. Coselli, Jr. in the 125th Civil District Court in Houston, Texas.
Professor Willis is a member of the American Ba r Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and a member of the State Bar of Texas. For the past 3 years Professor Willis has participated in the charity auction “Pongos Helping Pongos: Paintings by Orangutans for Orangutans” that raises funds for the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Program. As part of the South Texas College of Law, she helped organize various fundraising initiatives and auctions to benefit United Way for 5 years and the Houston Young Lawyers Association for 3 years.