Law Success Instructor
- M.A., English, University of Texas at Tyler, degree expected Dec. 2022
- J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1993
- B.A., cum laude, English and Political Science, Tulane University, 1990
License to Practice
Specialties and Courses
- Legal Writing
- Criminal law
- Law in Literature
- English Composition
Before joining St. Mary’s, Professor Wilson enjoyed a successful and rewarding career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Serving over nineteen years as an ADA, she represented the State of Texas at all levels of proceedings in cases from arrest through sentencing, including jury trials, bond hearings, grand jury proceedings, pretrial motions, and sentencing hearings, involving all degrees of felony charges, such as drug possession, sexual assault, aggravated robbery, and capital murder. As a First Chair Felony Prosecutor, she also had the opportunity to train and mentor junior prosecutors, an aspect of the job she found especially enjoyable.
Originally from Greenwood, Mississippi, Professor Wilson came to Texas after law school as a direct-commissioned officer into the U.S. Army JAG Corps. As a JAG officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, she served as a legal assistance attorney, Trial Counsel (Army prosecutor), and a legal instructor at the Army Medical Department Center and School. It was during this time that she became acquainted with San Antonio and decided to make it her permanent home. After serving four years, she left the Army to join the District Attorney’s Office in San Antonio.
For the past two years, Professor Wilson has been pursuing a Master of Arts in English through the University of Texas at Tyler. Her current research involves an analysis of the criticism of the English laws of primogeniture and coverture in the fiction of Charlotte Bronte. She is looking forward to completing her studies and receiving her master’s degree in December of 2022.
In her spare time, Professor Wilson enjoys Pilates, reading, attending her son’s football and basketball games and her daughter’s dance performances, and hanging out with her three spoiled dogs.