Luke Meier, associate professor at Baylor Law School, will receive an award for outstanding faculty scholarship by a non-tenured faculty member from Baylor University during commencement ceremonies May 17.
“It’s always rewarding when you devote time and energy to an endeavor to have some success,” says Meier (pictured), who joined the Baylor law faculty in 2010.
Meier, who taught at the University of Nebraska College of Law from 2005 to 2007 and Drake University Law School from 2008 to 2010, says he thought Baylor “would be a great place for me to end up” because it values and rewards good teaching.
“I always wanted to teach,” Meier says.
He says that the process of thinking through material, organizing it for clarity and then presenting it to students is fulfilling and facilitates good research. His primary research relates to the jurisdiction of federal courts.
Meier says he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with high honors in 2000. He says that during law school he worked as a research assistant to Charles Alan Wright, now deceased, and William Powers Jr., now president of the University of Texas at Austin.
After graduating from law school, he worked as a clerk for 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Murphy, Meier says. He says he worked at Vinson & Elkins in Austin in 2001 and 2002 and worked in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in 2003 and 2004.
— Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.