General Counsel and Professor of Law
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it."
BA, The University of Texas
JD, The University of Texas, School of Law
of expertise: oil & gas, admiralty, and federal courts.
Harry L. Reed began teaching at South Texas College of Law in January of 1952, while he was a member of Shell Oil's Houston Legal organization, where he had a full career of 37 years, retiring from Shell (as one of its General Attorneys) in 1985 to become a fulltime Professor of Law. From 1952 to 1978 he taught mostly Constitutional Law and Federal Courts, but also (at various times) Corporations, Conveyances, Marital Property, Conflict of Laws, Anti-trust Law, and Texas Land Titles. As a fulltime faculty member he now teaches Oil and Gas Law, Admiralty and Federal Courts. He has served as General Counsel from 1987 to 1994 and since 2003. His scholastic honors (besides graduation with honors) include Phi Beta Kappa, Chancellors, Order of the Coif and Book Editor of the Texas Law Review. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas and of the Houston Bar Association since 1948 and of the American Bar Association since 1949. He is a World War II veteran, with active service as a naval officer from 1943 to 1946.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)