The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Merle  Morris


Merle M. Morris

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Co-Director Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Clinical Assistant Professor, Legal Research and Writing, 2001- present. Co-Director, Legal Research and Writing, 2003-present. Director, Career Services, 2000-01. Founding Director, UHLC Public Interest Law Program, 1999-2000. Professor, Legal Research and Writing and Associate Director, Legal Research and Writing, 1998-99. Recipient, UHLC Student Bar Association Distinguished Staff Member of the Year Award, 2000; Public Interest Law Organization Faculty/Staff Award, 2000; Phi Alpha Delta Award for Outstanding Service, 2005. Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, 1995-1998. Teaching Associate, Legal Research and Writing, 1991 and 1992. B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston, 1973; J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Dec. 1992. Admitted: TX, 1993. Before coming to the Law Center in 1998, Professor Morris was an attorney with Neel, Seymore, Price & Livingston and Mehaffy & Weber. Professor Morris also teaches Pretrial Litigation and Procedure II. She has been a Board Member of the Lighthouse (for the Blind) of Houston since 1998 and was board chair, 2002-2004.

Legal Research and Writing
Pretrial Litigation
Trial Advocacy
Deposition Workshops