Faculty Profile: Andrew W Austin
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Andy Austin was a United States Magistrate Judge in Austin, Texas from 1999 to 2021. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Austin practiced as a commercial trial lawyer at Vinson & Elkins, Anson, Maloney & Cameron and Shienfeld, Maley & Kay. He has taught seminars at the University of Texas Law School, and most recently has taught skills classes in the Advocacy Program.
Judge Austin is a 1982 honors graduate of the University of Virginia, and a 1985 honors graduate of the University of Texas Law School. He clerked for United States District Judge James R. Nowlin in Austin before beginning practice at the Austin office of Vinson & Elkins. He took a year off from law practice in 1989-90 to study jurisprudence at Cambridge University, where he received an M.Phil in 1990.