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Leslie  Griffin




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Leslie Griffin

Larry and Joanne Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics
B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University; J.D., Stanford Law School


Professor Griffin is the inaugural holder of the Larry and Joanne Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics. She teaches constitutional law, law and religion, torts, and professional responsibility. She is the author of Law and Religion: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2010) and editor of Law and Religion: Cases in Context (Aspen 2010), which is an anthology providing background information about famous cases in law and religion. Her most recent law review article is Fighting the New Wars of Religion: The Need for a Tolerant First Amendment, 62 Maine Law Review 23 (2010).

Before moving to Houston, Professor Griffin clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and was an assistant counsel in the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates professional misconduct by federal prosecutors.

Please click on Professor Griffin's CV for a full list of her publications.

Professional Responsibility
Constitutional Law
Law and Religion