Maxine Goodman





Maxine D. Goodman
Professor of Law

"One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar."

—Helen Keller

"Gradually from naming an object we advance step by step until we traversed the vast distance between our first stammered syllable and the sweep of thought in a line of Shakespeare."

—Helen Keller

BA, Brandeis University
J.D., University of Texas School of Law


Phone: 713.646.1868

Office: 729T

Areas of Expertise: legal analysis, research, and writing, appellate advocacy, & class action litigation

Maxine Goodman joined the South Texas College of Law faculty in 2002 as an assistant professor teaching Legal Research and Writing.  Before joining the faculty, Professor Goodman was a partner at Carrigan, Lapin & Landa where she specialized in complex litigation.  She previously clerked for the Honorable Norman Black of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  Professor Goodman earned her law degree from The University of Texas and her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Brandeis University.  Her scholarly interests are varied, ranging from racism in carrying out the death penalty to limitations of Daubert as a gate keeping test for non-scientific experts.  

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Primary Articles
Slipping Through the Gate:  Trusting Daubert and Trial Procedures to Reveal the “Pseudo-Historian” Expert Witness—Troubling Lessons from Holocaust-related Trials, upcoming in the Baylor Law Review (2009).

A Death Penalty Wake-Up Call: Reducing the Risk of Racial Discrimination in Capital Punishment, 12Berkeley J. Crim. L. 29 (2007).

Human Dignity in Supreme Court Jurisprudence, 84 Neb. L. Rev. 740 (2006).

Course Policies Legal Research and Writing II Spring 2008

Syllabus - Legal Research and Writing II, Spring 2008







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