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Richard E. Flint

Professor of Law

Education

  • M.A., St. Mary’s University in Moral Theology, 2007
  • J.D., University of Texas, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1971
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1967

License to Practice

  • Texas

Specialties and Courses

  • Texas Law of Mortgages
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Bankruptcy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Texas civil procedure

Biography

Flint practiced civil litigation for 17 years, primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, oil and gas, and bankruptcy. As a practicing lawyer, he served as a bankruptcy trustee and was active in the grievance process, serving as member of both state and federal bar grievance committees and as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas District Grievance Committee for Nueces and surrounding counties.

After his law firm experience, he became a tenured professor of the St. Mary’s University School of Law and has taught at Institute on World Legal Programs in Innsbruck, Austria, as well as in Mexico.

His published work focuses on the areas of civil procedure, pretrial procedure, bankruptcy and mortgages.

Publications

Books

  • Texas Civil Procedure—PreTrial (rev. ed., Imprimatur Press 2017)
  • Texas Civil Procedure—Trial and Appeal (rev. ed., Imprimatur Press 2017)
  • Cases and Materials on Texas Civil Procedure, Grail & Tucker, Inc. (Publisher), 1997
  • Cases and Materials on Texas Pretrial Procedure, Imprimatur Press (Publisher) 1998, revised yearly after there with Professor Wayne Scott (current version 2014 ed.);
  • Case and Materials on Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure, Imprimatur Press. (Publisher) 1998, revised yearly thereafter with Professor Wayne Scott (current version 2014 ed).
  • Texas Cases and Materials on Real Property Security (Mortgages), Imprimatur Press (Publisher) 2014.

Articles in Periodicals

  • Time to Repair the Chain: Void Deeds, Subsequent Purchasers, and the Texas Recording Statutes, 48 St. Mary’s L.J. 1 (2016)
  • “Gas Compression: Manufacturing, Production or Marketing, 23 Oil & Gas Tax Quarterly 233 (1975).
  • “Raborn v. Davis: Paycheck in Employee’s Possession: A Limitation of the Current Wage Exemption in Texas”, 21 St. Mary’s Law Journal 939 (1990).
  • “Bankruptcy Policy: Toward a Moral Justification for Financial Rehabilitation for the Consumer Debtor,” 48 Washington and Lee Law Review 515 (1991).
  • “Why D’Oench Duhme? An Economic, Legal and Philosophical Critique of a Failed Bank Policy,” 26 Valparaiso University Law Review 465 (1992).
  • “The Evolving Standard for the Granting of Mandamus Relief in the Texas Supreme Court: One More Mile Marker down the Road of No Return”, 39 St. Mary’s Law Journal 1 (2007).
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Policy: Ability to Pay and Catholic Social Teaching,” 43 St. Mary’s Law Journal 333 (2012).
  • “Mandamus and the New Trial: Lost in the Thicket”, 45 St. Mary’s Law Journal 575 (2014).
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