Richard E. Flint
Albert Hermann Professor of Law
- M.A., St. Mary’s University in Moral Theology, 2007
- J.D., University of Texas, 1974 (Managing Editor, Texas Law Review)
- Ph.D., University of Texas, 1971
- B.A., University of Texas, 1967
License to Practice
Specialties and Courses
- Oil and Gas Law
- Mortgages and Real Estate Financing
- Just War Theory and Terrorism
- Canon Law (seminar)
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Texas Pretrial Procedure
- Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure
- International Business Transactions
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 both under the Act and the Code for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi, Division. He 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 for over six years.
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.
- Distinguished Law School Faculty Member, 2009
- Albert Hermann Distinguished Professor of Law, 2004-Present
- Texas Civil Procedure, Imprimatur Press, 2021
- 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 thereafter with Professor Wayne Scott (current version 2019 ed.).
- Case and Materials on Texas Trial and Appellate Procedure, Imprimatur Press. (Publisher) 1998, revised yearly thereafter with Professor Wayne Scott (current version 2019 ed.).
- Texas Cases and Materials on Real Property Security (Mortgages) (with the late M..K. Woodward and Aloysius Leopold), Imprimatur Press (Publisher) (2014 and rev’d ed. 2015).
Articles in a Periodical
- 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).
- “Fraud, Letters of Credit, and the Uniform Commercial Code: It is Time to Untether the Independence Principle”, 71 Baylor L. Rev 353 (2019).