AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE ELECTS TO MEMBERSHIP TEXAS TECH LAW PROFESSOR
October 28, 2005
LUBBOCK – A Texas Tech School of Law dean and professor has been elected to membership
in the highly prestigious American Law Institute.
Brian Shannon, associate dean for academic affairs and the Charles Thornton professor
of law, joins an elite membership of 3,000 judges, lawyers, and law teachers from
around the world.
Established in 1923, the institute recognizes extraordinary achievement in the legal
profession and works to improve justice.
“I am greatly honored and humbled to have been elected to the American Law Institute,”
Shannon said. “The ALI has had substantial influence in the development of American
law for over 80 years. The ALI’s projects, which endeavor to clarify and simplify
the law, are used by attorneys and the courts to improve our system of justice.”
Shannon received a Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University in 1979
and graduated first in his class at The University of Texas School of Law. He joined
the Texas Tech School of Law faculty in 1988.
Shannon was appointed to the Governor’s Commit