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Judge Janet  Heppard


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JANET HEPPARD received a B.S. in Geology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and worked as a geophysicist for eight years at Amoco Production Company before returning to school at the University of Houston to attain a J.D./ MBA degree.

As a law student, Professor Heppard was a recipient of the Simon Frank Scholarship and received honors in legal writing.

After working both for a solo practitioner and as a volunteer attorney in the Civil Clinic, Professor Heppard was hired as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinic in 1995 and was appointed Clinical Director from 2008-2020. Professor Heppard also teaches courses on domestic violence and immigration family law.