Associate Dean and Law Foundation Professor
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204
Phone: (713) 743-5206
Fax: (713) 743-2238
JD 1992, Texas
BA 1989, Columbia
Professor Hoffman is the Associate Dean and Law Foundation Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. An expert on procedural law in federal and state courts, he is a highly prolific scholar whose work has appeared in the leading law reviews in the country and been highly influential with commentators, lawyers and courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
In the classroom he is an acclaimed and dedicated teacher. One of several teaching awards he has won put it this way: "Professor Lonny Hoffman embodies all the qualities of a great educator. Not only does he have an astounding command of his subject area; he takes pride and pleasure in sharing that knowledge with his students. Professor Hoffman's energetic approach and 'real world' attitude to teaching bring a freshness to the classroom which inspires his students to give one hundred percent of their efforts to live up to his high standards."
In addition to his scholarly work, Lonny is actively involved in professional practice. He has testified before Congress on several occasions, spoken by invitation to federal rulemakers and lectured around the world on civil litigation subjects. In 2009, he was elected as a member to the American Law Institute. For 2012-2013, he is Chair of the Civil Procedure Section of the American Association of Law Schools. At the request of the Fifth Circuit, Lonny is currently engaged as Reporter for a project to revise the circuit's civil Pattern Jury Instructions. At the state level, Lonny has served on numerous professional committees and organizations, including his continued service on the Supreme Court of Texas Rules Advisory Committee. For more than a decade, he has been Editor-in-Chief of THE ADVOCATE, a quarterly journal published by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Procedure I (first-year course)
Procedure II (upper-level course on state and federal procedure)
Colloquium: Reenvisioning Law (faculty work-in-progress presentations made to seminar-sized group of students)
Advanced Issues in Civil Jurisdiction (seminar)
Colloquium Spring 2009 Course Description and Syllabus
Data Collected for Rule 202 Survey, reported in "Access to Information, Access to Justice"