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Frank W. Elliott
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
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Courses: Evidence, Settlement Advocacy Practicum, Texas Pretrial Procedure, and Texas Trials & Appeals

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Frank Elliott has taught and written about evidence and Texas Civil Procedure for more than 50 years, including 40 at law schools – 19 at the University of Texas School of Law, three at Texas Tech School of Law, and 20 for Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He served as Dean at Texas Tech and Texas Wesleyan. He was a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas, Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Parliamentarian of the Texas Senate, and President of the Southwestern Legal Foundation. He served two tours of duty in the Army, one as a tank platoon leader in Korea, and one as a visiting professor at the Judge Advocate General’s School, U. S. Army. He is retired from the Army Reserve in the rank of Colonel. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, a Life Fellow of the American and Texas Bar Foundations, the namesake of the Elliott Inn of Phi Delta Phi, and appears in the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Hall of Fame.

Dean Elliott teaches Evidence and two courses in Texas procedure, Trials and Appeals, and Pre-trial procedure.

Dean Elliott received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Texas in 1951. After a period in the army, he returned to Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Laws in 1957. While in law school he was comment editor of the Texas Law Review, a member of Chancellors, a Quizmaster, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Selected Publications

Settlement Advocacy, 11 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 7 (2004) (with Elkins-Elliott). [SSRN]

West's Texas Forms, Volumes 9 and 10, Civil Trial and Appellate Practice (1977, 2d ed. 1989, 3d ed. 2000).

McDonald, Texas Civil Practice, 5 Volumes (1971-1992).

With Wright, Annual Supplements for Miscellaneous Volumes of Wright & Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure (1971-1996).

“The Impact of the Texas Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act on Informed Consent Recovery in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” 10 Texas Tech Law Review 381 (1979). [SSRN]

“The Volksgeist and a Piece of Sulphur,” 42 Texas Law Review 817 (1964).  [SSRN]

The Fractional Mineral Deed “Subject To” a Lease, 36 Texas Law Review 620 (1958). [SSRN]