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Judge Lynn N. Hughes



United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston, 1985–.
Civil District Court, State of Texas, Houston, 1979-85.

Adjunct Professor:

South Texas College of Law, 1973–2003.
University of Texas School of Law, 1990-91, 2000-01.


General civil practice, Houston, 1966-79.


Board of Visitors, South Texas College of Law, 2006– ; Advisory Board, Houston Journal of International Law,
1980– (chair, 1989–99); Judicial Advisory Board, Law & Economics Center, George Mason University School of
Law, 1999-2010.


European Community, Moldova, Albanian opposition, Ukraine, Belorussia, Albania, Romania, Russia, 1989-


American Society for Legal History, American Law Institute, Federal Bar Association (director, Houston, 1985-
89), American Inn of Court XV (1985-93; president, 1986-90); State Bar of Texas: Committees: Plain English,
1989–96 (chair 1995-96); Liaison with Law Schools, 1987-92; Court Cost, Delay & Efficiency, 1981-91 (vice-
chair, 1984-6); Selection, Compensation & Tenure of State Judges, 1981-5 (vice-chair, 1982-83); Texas
Constitution, 1981-85; Judicial Section, Nominations Committee, 1983; Texas Delegate, National Conference of
State Trial Judges, 1983-85; Texas Supreme Court's Task Force on Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure,


American Anthropological Association; Houston Philosophical Society (executive committee, 2000-03); St.
Martin's Episcopal Church; Rift Valley Research Mission (trustee); American Field Service; Houston World Affairs
Council (director 1997–, co-chair 1999-2000); Houston Committee on Foreign Relations (chair 2003-04);
Council on Foreign Relations. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Lecturer on Ethics, 2008-10.


University of Virginia School of Law, Master of Laws. University of Texas Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence.
University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts. Houston public schools.


Judge Hughes's Financial Disclosure for 2020. Click here.


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