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Claire G. Hargrove

Legal Writing Instructor


  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2005
  • M.A., Our Lady of the Lake University, 2002
  • B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 1990

Specialties and Courses

  • Children's Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Probate
  • Guardianships


After completing a Master of Arts in English Literature at Our Lady of the Lake and law school at St. Mary's University School of Law, Hargrove spent her first year as a briefing attorney at the Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas. She then returned to San Antonio and worked for Barton, East & Caldwell, a firm specializing commercial real estate for several years before starting her own legal practice. In her solo practice she handled a variety of different matters including Wills & Estates, Probate, Guardianships, Child Support, and Misdemeanor Criminal cases, as well as a heavy involvement in representing children and parents in child protective services cases. Since 2004 Hargrove has been a Contributing Editor for the Keeping Current Column in the Probate and Property Magazine, a publication of the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. She was also an adjunct profes sor teaching Legal Research and Writing for seven years on a part-time basis before accepting her current position as a full-time Instructor of Law.


Vincent R. Johnson & Claire G. Hargrove, “The Tort Duty of Parents to Protect Minor Children,” 51 VILL. L. REV. 311 (2006).

Gerry W. Beyer & Claire G. Hargrove, “Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution?” 33 OHIO N. U. L. REV. 865 (2007).

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