• LL.M., Southern Methodist University, 1982
  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1976
  • B.A., Trinity University, 1970

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure (constitutional)
  • Advanced search and seizure seminar
  • Texas criminal procedure
  • Comparative criminal procedure
  • International criminal justice
  • Law practice management
  • Obtaining, challenging and defending warrants in Texas
  • Introduction to the American legal system
  • Police misconduct litigation
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Civil Justice Clinic
  • Jurisprudence
  • International human rights
  • Constitutional law
  • Domestic relations
  • Weapons law in Texas
  • Use of force law in Texas


Reamey practiced law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for six years. Immediately prior to moving to San Antonio, he was Police Legal Advisor to the Irving, Texas, police department and for five years he taught as Adjunct Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management of the University of Dallas. A consultant and regular lecturer for law enforcement agencies, the criminal defense bar and the judiciary, Reamey has taught a variety of courses, primarily in the field of criminal law and procedure. He has served as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at St. Mary’s.

Reamey is the co-founder of the Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria, and often serves as the director or a faculty member of the Institute. He has been a visiting professor at both the University of Innsbruck and the University of Vienna, teaching courses in comparative criminal procedure and the American criminal justice system.


  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna, Spring 2008
  • Frequent Co-Director, St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria
  • San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program Excellence in Pro Bono Award, 2015
  • Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, 1993-97
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Criminal Law of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, Spring, 1993
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna, Austria, Fall, 1999
  • Co-founder (1985), Associate Director (1989-2001) and Director (2001-2003), St. Mary’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Director, St. Mary’s Center for International Legal Studies, 1999-2004
  • Recipient of St. Mary’s Distinguished Faculty Award, 1992
  • Lecturer and consultant, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, since 1985
  • Member, Executive Board of SMU Law School, 1991-1997

Honors and Awards

  • Managing Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Order of the Coif
  • Culture Medal of Honor, awarded by the City of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute
  • Honorary Life Member, Texas Police Association
  • St. Mary’s University Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Leadership Award, Texas Supreme Court, for judicial education
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • National Alumni Board, Trinity University
  • Executive Committee, SMU School of Law
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Outstanding Law Review Article Award, Texas Bar Foundation (2017)



  • The False Dichotomy: Life in an “Adversarial” System, Festschrift Frank Höpfel, Vielfalt des Strafrechts im Internationalen Kontext (Kert and Lehner editors)(NWV 2018).
  • Principles of Texas Criminal Law (Amazon 2016)
  • Texas Criminal Procedure 13th ed. (2016) (with Bubany)
  • Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Texas (The Harrison Company, 1987; 2d ed. 1993; 3d ed. 2000, Annual supplements).
  • Texas Criminal Procedure (Academia Press, 1989; 2d ed. 1991; 3d ed. 1993; 4th ed.1996; 5th ed. 1999; 6th ed. 2001; 7th ed. 2003, 8th ed. 2006, 9th ed. 2008), 10th ed. 2010, 11th ed. 2013 (editions 1-4 with Steele, editions 5-11 with Bubany).
  • A Peace Officer’s Guide to Texas Law (Texas Police Association, 1985; 2d ed. 1987; 3d ed.1989; 4th ed. 1991 (with Coyle); 5th ed. 1993; 6th ed. 1995; 7th ed. 1997; 8th ed. 1999; 9th ed. 2001; 10th ed. 2003; 11th ed. 2005; 12th ed. 2007; 13th ed. 2009; 14th ed. 2011).
  • Exclusion of Evidence within the EU and Beyond (contributing author)(Höpfel & Huber, editors)(iuscrim – Max-Planck-Institut for Foreign and International Criminal Law 1999).

Articles in Periodicals

Media Highlights

  • Pardoning War Crimes Does Not Honor Those Who Serve, San Antonio Express-News, June 2, 1029.
  • Guest commentator on criminal justice topics, The Source, Texas Public Radio.
  • Bias Affects Us All – Civilians and Police, San Antonio Express-News, July 23, 2016

Shorter Works in Collections

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