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Robert Oscar Dawson

Robert Oscar Dawson, American Lawyer, educator. Bar: Texas 1973. Member Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Dawson, Robert Oscar was born on March 7, 1939 in St. Louis. Son of Lonnie McNeil and Thelma Kate (Hostetter) Dawson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Missouri, 1960;Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, St. Louis, 1963;Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1969.

Career

Assistant professor of law, Washington University, 1964-1967;visiting associate professor of law, University Texas, Austin, 1967-1968;professor of law, University Texas, Austin, 1968-1972;staff attorney, Public Defender Service District of Columbia, 1972-1973;Wright C. Morrow professor criminal law, University Texas, Austin, 1974-1977;William Benjamin Wynne professor, University Texas, 1977-1981;Judge Benjamin Harrison Powell professor, University Texas, 1981-1986;Lloyd M. Bentsen Junior Centennial professor of law, University Texas, 1986-1990;Bryant Smith chair in law, University Texas, since 1990. Member project staff American Bar Foundation Survey of Criminal Justice in the United States,1963-1969. Academic adviser Texas Family Code Project, 1968-1973.

Reporter Juvenile Justice Standards Project, since 1971. Board directors Travis County (Texas) Legal Aid and Defender Society.

Membership

Member Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Son of Lonnie McNeil and Thelma Kate (Hostetter) D. M. Jana C. Zimmerman, April 7, 1983. 1 daughter, Katherine Irene.