Jan. 17, 2012 – A prominent authority in sports law, University of Houston Law Center Adjunct Professor Patrick Thornton died Sunday, Jan. 15. A respected professor and lecturer, Thornton was recently selected as the Academic Director for the Masters of Laws program in International Sports Law for the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid, Spain. He taught sports law and intellectual property law all over the world, including Russia, Australia, and Vietnam.
Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Settegast-Kopf Company at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit). Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, with a reception following the service at the church. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 20, 2012, at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery, 1600 Porter Road, Conroe, Texas 77301.
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