Faculty Profile: Lisa R. Eskow
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Lisa Eskow, Co-Director of the Supreme Court Clinic, joined the Texas Law faculty in 2014 after eighteen years as an appellate specialist in private practice and public service. Named 2018 Professor of the Year for Legal Writing by the Student Bar Association and 2016 Professor of the Year by the Women's Law Caucus, Ms. Eskow taught first-year classes (Legal Analysis & Communication, Persuasive Writing & Advocacy) and upper-level electives (Advanced Writing for Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court Advocacy) prior to teaching in the Supreme Court Clinic full time.
A ten-time Texas “Super Lawyer,” Ms. Eskow has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals nationwide. During her decade in the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, Ms. Eskow handled a wide range of domestic and international matters, including intellectual-property disputes, bankruptcy and securities litigation, and white-collar criminal appeals. Prior to practicing at Weil, Ms. Eskow served as Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Texas, specializing in constitutional and sovereign-immunity issues.
Ms. Eskow clerked for the Hon. Pamela A. Rymer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after graduating from Stanford Law School.