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Sydney A. Beckman
Sydney A. Beckman
sydney.beckman@lmunet.edu
Professor Beckman, practiced law for over fifteen years and was an adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law for five years and a faculty member at the Charleston School of Law for three years before becoming the founding Dean of the proposed Lincoln Memorial University School of Law. A former partner in the firm of Goodman, Clark & Beckman in Arlington, Texas, he also served for three years as a municipal judge pro tem and served periodically as a visiting family law magistrate. He has authored dozens of articles and numerous books in the area of family law and is currently coauthoring a textbook on Evidence.

Professor Beckman received his law degree from Baylor University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has lecture throughout the United States and in Canada on using technology effectively in the classroom and has spoken throughout the years at various law related functions and CLE activities. Professor Beckman remains committed to using cutting edge technology in the classroom to maximize students’ learning.

Prior to full-time teaching, Professor Beckman held officer positions in the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. He was selected for two consecutive years by his peers to be named a Texas Super Lawyer and appeared in Texas Monthly and Law and Politics Magazines. He also served on the Legislative Committee to the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.



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Susan W. Crump
Susan W. Crump
scrump@stcl.edu
Crump is a professor at South Texas College of Law, Houston Texas, teaching in the areas of civil procedure, evidence, criminal law, and European Union law. During the course of her academic work, she has also served as pro bono counsel to Death Row inmates in Harris County (Houston) Texas.

Prior to teaching Crump was an Associate of Butler & Binion, handling cases in the areas of commercial insurance defense, antitrust, patent, probate, and tort litigation. She also served as the Assistant District Attorney for Harris County, were she tried more than 100 contested cases, ranging in minor misdemeanors to murders.

Crump earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis. She was awarded her J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law School, were she served as Editor of the Houston Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Barons.

In addition to book authorship, Crump has written numerous articles including “Lockhart v. McCree: the "Biased But Unbiased Juror", What Are the States' Legitimate Interests?”, 65 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1 (1988), “Evidence, Fifth Circuit Survey”, June 1992-May 1993, 25 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 677 (1994)(with Elaine A. Carlson), “Jury Misconduct, Jury Interviews, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Is the Broad Exclusionary Principle of Rule 606(b) Justified?”, 66 N.C. L. Rev. 509 (1988).

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Fred A. Galves
Fred A. Galves
fgalves@pacific.edu
Professor Galves has been a member of the Pacific McGeorge faculty since 1993. A noted proponent of technology in the classroom and the courtroom, he teaches all of his classes using display technology. During the current academic year, he was a visiting professor of law at both University of Denver and Southwestern University, teaching Computer-Assisted Litigation and other subjects. Following graduation from the Harvard Law School, Galves served as a judicial clerk for Judge John L. Kane (U.S. District Court, District of Colorado). He practiced with the Denver law firm of Holland & Hart, specializing in complex commercial litigation and litigation against former directors and officers in failed banks and savings and loan associations. Since coming to McGeorge in 1993, he has worked on national banking legislation with both the Senate and House Banking Committees. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law and Fordham Law School. One of his articles, "Where the Not So Wild Things Are: Computers in the Courtroom, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Need for Institutional Reform and More Judicial Acceptance," 13 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 161 (2000) was the first law review article with an accompanying CD-ROM with full-animation video footnotes.

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