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Judge Janet  Heppard



Judge Janet Heppard

Professor of Practice,
Civil Practice Clinic

JANET HEPPARD is Clinic Director, 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 in 2008. Professor Heppard also teaches courses on domestic violence and immigration family law.

Civil Clinic
Domestic Violence