The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Rebecca  Stewart

Rebecca Stewart

Visiting Associate Professor

Professor Stewart joined the faculty of the University of Houston Law Center to teach Torts as a Visiting Associate Professor for the Spring 2017 semester. She is also a tenured Associate Professor on the faculty of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She earned a B.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

Professor Stewart began her legal career as an associate at the law firm Mayer Brown, where she practiced trial and appellate litigation and international arbitration and maintained a substantial pro bono practice representing Texas death row inmates at the federal habeas stage. She worked actively with the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project, the Texas Defender Service, and the Innocence Project on post-conviction remedies for other death row inmates, both in and out of Texas. She also represented various organizations as amicus counsel, co-authoring numerous federal appellate and Supreme Court briefs in cases involving capital defendants.

Professor Stewart’s scholarship, although focused on the federal courts, touches upon an array of topics, including intellectual property, civil and criminal procedure, and post-arbitral litigation.