Amanda J. Peters
Helen and Harry Hutchens Research Professor and
Professor of Law
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
BA, Texas Tech University
JD, Texas Tech University
Areas of expertise: legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure, and mental health law
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Amanda Peters joined the South Texas College of Law faculty in 2007. She teaches Legal Research and Writing, Texas Criminal Procedure, and Criminal Litigation Drafting. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Peters worked at the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston where roughly half of her career centered on litigation and the other half centered on appellate practice. Over the course of her career, she tried 40 jury trials and authored 182 appellate briefs. Professor Peters also worked as a criminal defense attorney, representing clients at the trial court level and on appeal before beginning her work at South Texas. She has spoken and written on legal research and writing, criminal law and procedure, mental health law, therapeutic jurisprudence, and human trafficking.