Professor David N. Strange

David N. Strange Adjunct Professor of Law, 2008
Amarillo: (806) 372-5700
Dallas: (214) 267-2400
Lubbock: (806) 712-2800

David N. Strange David serves as an adjunct professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law and teaches Immigration Law, Advanced Immigration Law, and Directed Research courses.

David's background in Immigration Law includes pro bono service in the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center, service as an Immigration Law extern with a U.S. Congressman, service on the Congressman's immigration staff, practicing before the Immigration Courts throughout Texas, and representation of clients in the United States and at various U.S. consulates abroad.

Prior to entering law practice, David served as a Russian linguist in the United States Navy and, upon completion of service, received an Honorable Discharge. While in the Navy, David received a National Defense Medal, the Kiwanis International Club Award, the General Maxwell Taylor Award, and the Russian Area Studies Book Award.

David also served as an English instructor at the Instituto Biblico Nacional de Venezuela in Carvajal, Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish. David is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. David is also a member of the American Anthropological Association.


Dip. of Russian, Defense Language Institute/Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, California

B.A., University of Houston

J.D., University of Houston Law Center


Immigration Law, Advanced Immigration Law, Directed Research

Selected Publications

Why Arizona Senate Bill 1070 is Constitutional and Not Preempted by Federal Law (with Calvin Lewis and Michael Blake Downey), 89 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 283 (2012)

Immigration Law: 2010-2011 Fifth Circuit Case Law Update (with Arslanbek Umarov), 44 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 701 (2012)

Basics of Immigration Law for Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys (with Calvin Lewis), Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 3rd Edition (2011)

The Power of Padilla, Texas Lawyer (December 20, 2010)

Immigration 101 for Criminal-Defense Lawyers, Texas Lawyer, Special Report, Immigration Law, February 22, 2010 (2010)

The Waiver of Inadmissibility Pursuant to Section 212(a)(9)(B)(v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act: A Case Study, 41 Texas Tech Law Review Addendum 49 (2009)