Andrew T. Solomon

Professor of Law

BA, University of Michigan
J.D., Boston University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Practice Advocacy
  • Legal Research & Writing

asolomon@stcl.edu

713-646-2905

Office: 617T

Professor Andrew Solomon joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston in 1998, and teaches Legal Research & Writing.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University School of Law.  While in law school, he served as a student-note editor of the Boston University Law Review and ran the Boston Marathon in three hours and three minutes.  After receiving his law degree, he worked as a litigation associate in New York City at the firm of Curtis-Mallet, Colt & Mosle.

After practicing law, Professor Solomon began his academic career at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, where he taught legal writing and also supervised students in the civil practice clinic.  At South Texas College of Law Houston, he has served as the director of the writing program and currently serves as the faculty advisor to the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.  He is a member of both the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) and the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), where he serves on the scholarship committee.  His scholarly interests and recent law review publications cover a range of topics, including the structure and functioning of court systems, stare decisis, the Texas court system, and unpublished opinions.

In May of 2009, Professor Solomon was elected to a three-year term on the Pearland ISD Board of Trustees.  He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children, Samantha and Alexander.  Coach Andrew has been coaching Alex’s Pearland Little League teams since instructional T-Ball.


ARTICLES

The Texas Supreme Court’s Petition System: A System In Need Of Reexamination, 53 S. Tex. L. Rev. 695 (2012).

Practitioners Beware: Under Amended TRAP 47, “Unpublished” Memorandum Opinions in Civil Cases are Binding and Research on Westlaw and Lexis is a Necessity, 40 St. Mary’s L.J. 693 (2009).

Making Unpublished Opinions Precedential: a Recipe for Ethical Problems and Legal Malpractice? 26 Miss. C. L. Rev. 185 (2007).

A Simple Prescription for Texas’s Ailing Court System: Stronger Stare Decisis, 37 St. Mary’s L.J. 417 (2006).

PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

Appellate Track Grammar and Writing, 2001 Annual Judicial Section Conference.

Internet Legal Research demonstration in conjunction with New Technology in the New Economy: Technology and Internet Answers for the Law Office (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 2000).


SSRN

Practice Exams