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Alexandra W. Albright

  • Senior Lecturer


  • JD University of Texas at Austin
  • BA The University of the South

Areas of Specialty

Alex Wilson Albright is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law, where she teaches Texas Civil Procedure and oversees technology and facilities. She has been a member of the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court Rules since 1993, and played a key role in redrafting the discovery rules that went into effect in January 1999. She is the author of two casebooks, one on pretrial procedure and the other on trial and appellate procedure. She is also co-author of the Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice, part of West's Texas Practice Series. She has written numerous articles, including Texas Discovery Privileges: A Fool's Game?, 70 Tex. L. Rev. 781 (1992), recognized by the Texas Bar Foundation as the Outstanding Law Review Article for 1991-92, and Personal Jurisdiction: A Confused and Inappropriate Substitute for Forum Non Conveniens, 71 Tex. L. Rev. 351 (1992).

Professor Albright is an honors graduate of the University of the South and the University of Texas School of Law. She was a law clerk for Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals immediately after graduation from law school. She was an associate, then a partner at the firm of Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas, where she had a general civil trial and appellate practice. She has written numerous briefs to the Texas Supreme Court, including the brief cited by Justice Lloyd Doggett in Ruiz v. Conoco, 868 S.W.2d 752, 766 (Tex. 1993), as being responsible for changing the votes of two justices on motion for rehearing. She is an active community volunteer, has three sons, and she likes to cycle, run, and compete in sprint distance triathlons.

Recent Publications

  • Texas Courts: A Survey: Cases & Materials (Dallas: Imprimatur Press, 2010-2011 ed. 2010; 2009-2010 ed. 2009; 2nd ed. 2006; Carollton, Tex: Imprimatur Press, 1st ed. 2005).
  • Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice: The New Rules Governing Discovery (St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2002-2010, with Charles F. Herring Jr. & Robert H. Pemberton, St. Paul: West, 1999-2001, with Charles Herring Jr. & Robert H. Pemberton). <>
  • Civil Procedure: Appellate Practice and Procedure, 62 SMU Law Review 951 (2009) (with LaDawn H. Conway & Devon D. Sharp).

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Recent Activities

  • Presentation


    State Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course

    Presented the Procedure Update at the State Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course.

  • Presentation


    State Bar Pattern Jury Oversight Committee Plain Language Subcommittee

    Chair of the State Bar Pattern Jury Oversight Committee's Plain Language Subcommittee, and as such, presented a plain language revision of the admonitory instructions to the Texas Supreme Court.

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Contact Information

Alexandra W. Albright

Work (512) 232-1316

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: TNH 2.322A
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Jaimie L. Ailshire
(512) 232-1095

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