Professor Angela Laughlin Brown

Angela Laughlin Brown Associate Professor of Law, 2002
Mahon Research Fellow
(806) 742-3990 x262

Admitted to practice in Virginia and Texas.

Professor Brown earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She gained extensive practical experience through the unique and intensive legal cooperative education program at Northeastern. Her experience includes clerkships with two litigation firms in Washington, D.C., as well as an internship with the Honorable Robert E. Keeton, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. Professor Brown also actively participated in the Civil Rights Clinic at Northeastern, both as a student attorney and as a teaching assistant.

Professor Brown served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy M. Koenig, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Texas after graduating from law school. After her clerkship, Professor Brown accepted a faculty position at Texas Tech. Professor Brown is also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy ("NITA").

Professional memberships for Professor Brown include the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.


Mahon Research Fellow, 2008-2009

Frank W. Newton Service Award, Board of Barristers 2006

Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award 2006

Phi Alpha Delta Outstanding Teaching Award 2004-2005


B.A., University of Virginia, 1995

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1999


Civil Procedure, Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Supreme Court Seminar, Advanced Evidence, and Externships

Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

This Ain't the Texas Two-Step Folks: Disharmony, Confusion and the Unfair Nature of Personal Jurisdiction Analysis in the Fifth Circuit (forthcoming, Captial University Law Review, Spring 2009).

Race, Diversity, and Opportunity: Opening up the Pipeline, 1 Midwest Black Law Students Association Law Journal 1-15 (March 2008).

Getting Them While They're Young: Two Experiences Using Traditional Legal Practice Skills to Interest High School Students in Attending Law School, 16 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 125-30 (2008).

Learning from the Past? or Destined to Repeat Past Mistakes? - Lessons from the English Legal System and its Impact on How We View the Role of Judges and Juries Today, (forthcoming Widener Law Review Volume 14:2 - Symposium: Cross-Examination: The Great (?) Engine? 2008).

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Change, Lubbock Law Notes (October 2007).

Criminal Procedure B Sentencing, 37 Texas Tech Law Review 777- 85 (Spring 2005) (review of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cases from June 2003 - May 2004).

Fifth Circuit Civil Procedure, 38 Texas Tech Law Review 715-742 (Spring 2006) (review of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions on civil procedure).

Selected Presentations

Judicial Independence, Constitution Day Celebration, September 14, 2006, Texas Tech University School of Law.

Original Sin: Considering Non-Originalist Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation, Federalist Society, February 13, 2006, Texas Tech University School of Law

The Rehnquist Court Legacy: Privacy and the Future of Roe v. Wade, Constitutional Commemoration Forum, September 16, 2005, Escondido Theater, Texas Tech University.

Section 1983 Litigation in Federal Court, Guest Lecturer, Civil Clinic, Fall & Spring 2002.