Jean Fleming Powers





Jean Fleming Powers
Professor of Law

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference"

"The Road not Taken"
—Robert Frost

BA, The University of Texas
J.D., University of Houston Law Center


Phone: 713.646.1865

Office: 606T

Areas of expertise:contracts, professional responsibility, and remedies.

Professor Powers
teaches Contracts, Professional Responsibility and Remedies. She has taught in two summer abroad programs in London, and in the past has taught courses at the University of Houston Law Center.

Professor Powers writes on contracts, remedies and professional responsibility issues. She has built on her many years of teaching contract law to focus on developing theories of contract doctrine. She has used her experience with teaching professional responsibility and with bar activities as inspiration for addressing current issues in professionalism. Her articles have appeared in law reviews at Maine, Arkansas, Utah, Houston College of Law and Golden Gate, and in several bar journals. She has made several presentations on professional responsibility topics.

Professor Powers has been very involved in local and state bar activities and in her local schools and community. She has served actively on many committees at Houston College of Law and has otherwise immersed herself in the life of Houston College of Law, where she has had the honor to teach for over 20 years.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Primary/Representative Articles:

Promissory Estoppel and Wagging the Dog, 59 Ark. L. Rev. 841 (2007).

Rethinking Moral Obligation as a Basis for Contract Recovery, 54 Me. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

Expanded Liability and the Intent Requirement in Third Party Beneficiary Contracts, 1993 UTAH L. Rev. 67.

Bibliography of Writings




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