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André Hampton

Professor Emeritus of Law


Contact Information


  • J.D. with Honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1984
  • M.A. Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1984
  • B.A. Liberal Arts Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, 1979

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Health law
  • Bioethics
  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial paper
  • Texas deceptive trade practices
  • Contracts
  • Sales


Hampton began his teaching career at the University of Texas Law School as an adjunct professor. He joined St. Mary’s Law School in 1994 and was granted tenure in 2000. He has worked at St. Mary’s University for 20 years.

Hampton practiced for nine years with the prestigious Austin law firm Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody where he specialized in business, commercial law and health care law. He also served as president of the board of directors of the Dispute Resolution Center in Travis County, co-chairman of the Subcommittee on Funding and Legislation for the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and was also vice president of the board of directors of the People’s Community Clinic in Austin, Texas.

While at St. Mary’s, he has served in various administrative and leadership roles, including Associate Dean for Administration at the St. Mary’s School of Law and five years as president of the St. Mary’s University Faculty Senate.

He assumed the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs in February 2010 after serving as Interim Vice President since June 1, 2008. He was designated the university’s first Provost in September 2010. He returned to the law faculty in 2015.


  • President, St. Mary’s University Faculty Senate, 2000-2002
  • Former President, Dispute Resolution Center, Travis County
  • Former, Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Funding and Legislation, State Bar Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Former Co-Chairman, Travis County Settlement Week Committee
  • Dispute Resolver, National Health Lawyers’ Association Dispute Resolution Service
  • Previously taught Health Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law


Articles in a Periodical

  • Legal Obstacles to Bringing the Twenty-First Century into the Law Classroom: Stop being Creative, You May Already be in Trouble, 28 Oklahoma City U. L. Rev. 223 (2003)
  • The Princess and the Pea: The Assurance of Voluntary Compliance between the Texas Attorney General and Aetna’s Texas HMOs and Its Impact on Financial Risk Shifting by Managed Care 83 Boston U. Law Rev. 553 (2003)(co-authored with Brant S. Mittler, M.D., J.D.)
  • Markets, Myths & A Man on the Moon: Aiding and Abetting America’s Flight From Health Insurance, 52 Rutgers L. Rev. 987 (2000)
  • Resurrection of the Prohibition on the Corporate Practice of Medicine: Teaching Old Dogma New Tricks, 66 Univ. Cincinnati L. Rev. 489 (1998)
  • Mediation Supports Risk Management, 9 Texas Health Law Reporter 17 (1992)
  • Using ADR Techniques to Resolve Hospital – Medical Staff Disputes Within the Context of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act. (presented at Resolving Commercial Disputes without Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program, New Orleans, Louisiana May 2 & 3, 1991)