Jeffrey L. Rensberger





Jeffrey L. Rensberger
Vice President for Strategic Planning, Institutional Research and Professor of Law

I want my students to learn the difference between feeling and thinking, not so they abandon their feelings, for then one is left with a mere technician, or worse, a hollow man; but rather that they may engage others with different feelings in a civil discourse, which is what a true lawyers does.

BA, Wabash College
J.D., Indiana University at Bloomington


Phone: 713.646.1853

Office: 607T

Areas of expertise: civil procedure, conflict of laws, and federal courts.

Jeff Rensberger
is a Professor of Law and Vice-President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research.  He teaches Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Complex Litigation, and Property.  He has written scholarly works on civil procedure and conflict of laws issues.  His work on the conflict of laws issues raised by same-sex marriages in particular is widely known.  He has previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1999-2005).  In his role as Vice-President for Strategic Planning and Institutional Research, he has oversight over the implementation of Houston College of Law College of Law’s Strategic Plan and also is responsible for a variety of internal research projects.  He has served on several committees of the Law School Admissions Council and on three ABA law school accreditation Site Inspection teams.  He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Wabash College, graduating cum laude and with Distinction on his Senior Comprehensive Final Examination.  He obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University (Bloomington) where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Journal.  After law school, he served as a clerk for two years to Judge Leroy Contie on United States Court of Appeals the Sixth Circuit and then worked at Kirkland and Ellis in commercial litigation.

Curriculum Vitae

Civil Procedure (b) - Spring Web Page




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