Law Success Instructor
- J.D., Texas Southern University, 1987
- B.A., Texas State University, 1982
During her journey towards legal education, Duke-Dawson was fortunate to use her law degree for the practice of law and the judicial bench. As an attorney, she represents clients in civil matters that primarily included personal injury and family law. For 13 years, she served as an Associate Judge in the Municipal Courts in Harris County, Texas. There she presided over class C misdemeanors and traffic cases.
Now, as a seasoned educator with over 15 years in legal education, she is proud to say that her experience includes three facets of legal education: doctrinal classes, legal clinics, and academic support with bar preparation exposure. Since academic support is the glue that ties all things legal, it is that facet that is most rewarding.
Over the years, she was able to view legal education through the lens of private law schools as well as public law schools. This experience carried her around the states from Texas to Florida, with a pit stop in Indiana and Georgia. In each state, students have always shown their willingness to learn.
Her teaching philosophy is that educational instruction is not driven by teaching or lecturing alone; but rather driven by providing a learning opportunity for all students to participate in the education. This means that careful attention is given to learning styles and generational diversity during teaching segments.
- Workaholic Syndrome: Law and Psychology Explore the Far Reach of the Eggshell Doctrine (work-in-progress).
- Co-authored Forward for the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Wiley A. Branton Issues Symposium Issue- Education: The New Civil Rights, 68 Arkansas Law Review 5 (Symposium Issue 2015).
- Calumnious News Reporting: Defamatory Law Is More Than Sticks And Stones For Civic Duty Participants, 93 Nebraska Law Review 690 (March 2015).
- A Silk Purse Does Not Come From a Sow’s Ear: Non-Class Aggregate Settlements Based on Public Law Erodes the Model of Private Law, 8 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 309 (Spring 2012).
- Reverse Mortgage Facilitators Harvesting Benefits While Escaping Fiduciary Duties: Who’s Really Looking Out For Whom? 10 Florida State Business Review Journal 117 (Spring 2011).
- Who Is Responsible When You Shop Until You Drop? An Impact On The Use Of The Aggressive Marketing Schemes Of ‘Black Friday’ Through Enterprise Liability Concepts, 50 Santa Clara Law Review 747 (2010).