Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies
Professor Simpson earned her B.A. in French and International Studies (cum laude) at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988. She is a proud graduate of the University of Houston Law Center (J.D. ’94, cum laude). After practicing in civil litigation, she transitioned to the First Court of Appeals of Texas in early 1997, serving as a staff attorney there for more than 13 years. Professor Simpson eagerly accepted a faculty position at the Law Center in 2010 and is now a Clinical Associate Professor teaching Lawyering Skills and Strategies. She is a spring 2016 recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award (Instructor/Clinical category); one of three 2018 AALS Teachers of the Year selected by the Law Center; and the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 Student Bar Association Professor of the Year for Law Center faculty teaching in the part-time program.