• J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1982
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Law, Psychiatry and Statistics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1977
  • Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1970

Specialties and Courses

  • Contract law
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Insurance law
  • Consumer protection law
  • Law and economics
  • Law and statistics


Prior to receiving his law degree, Rice taught in the Department of Sociology at Duke University. Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law in 1989, Rice was a Visiting Public-Law Professor in the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, and a Scholar-In-Residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. He was a tenured Professor of Law at Texas Tech from 1993 to 2000. Rice joined the St. Mary’s faculty in 1999 as a visiting professor. He became a full-time professor at St. Mary’s in 2000.

In addition, for nearly 30 years, he has served as a certified legal expert and statistician/econometrician for hundreds of international, national and regional law firms and their clients. Currently, he serves as an opinion expert in a 10-year, international “mass tort” and “insurance defense” lawsuit.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, St. Mary’s School of Law, 2005-2006
  • President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech School of Law, 1993
  • Ex-Students’ New Faculty Teaching Award, Texas Tech School of Law, 1990
  • Order of the Coif, 1997
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1992



  • Legal Practice Technology and Law (Cognella Academic Publishing 2017)
  • Consumer Litigation and Insurance Defense, Cognella Academic Publishing 2 ed.
  • Contract Law, Practice, Interpretation, and Enforcement, Cognella Academic Publishing 1 ed. 2014

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