Faculty Profile: Lori R Mason
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Ms. Mason teaches first-year legal writing. Her courses include Legal Analysis and Communication and Persuasive Writing and Advocacy.
Before joining the full-time faculty in 2016, Ms. Mason was a partner and later of counsel and director of professional development at Cooley LLP and taught advanced legal writing as an adjunct professor. Her practice focused on appellate law with a heavy emphasis on representing technology companies in privacy, securities, and intellectual-property litigation. She is especially proud of annually exceeding her law firm’s challenge to contribute at least 60 pro-bono hours and of receiving the firm’s Pro Bono Achievement Award. Her pro-bono work included serving as counsel for the Innocence Network in the courts of appeals and Supreme Court. Her team’s work contributed to the exoneration of George Souliotes 16 years after he was wrongfully convicted of arson based on faulty fire science. She encourages her students to embrace pro-bono work as a way to gain experience and personal satisfaction and to give back to the community.
Ms. Mason served as a briefing attorney for the Hon. Priscilla R. Owen on the Texas Supreme Court and clerked for the Hon. Fortunato P. Benavides on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.