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W. Amon Burton Jr

  • Adjunct Professor


  • LLB University of Texas at Austin
  • MA Wichita State University
  • BA Texas Tech

Amon Burton has been an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law since 1988. He teaches professional responsibility, legal ethics and lawyer liability. He is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the ALI's Members Consultative Group on the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers (Third). He currently serves by appointment of the National Conference of Bar Examiners as a member of the drafting committee for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. He served for many years as a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Professional Ethics Committee that writes ethics opinions interpreting the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, and served as the Reporter for the Task Force on Judicial Ethics that drafted the revised Texas Code of Judicial Conduct in 1992. His most recent publications include Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Law: Case Studies and Problems, co-authored with John S. Dzienkowski (Thompson/West 2006) and "Reexamining the Role of In-House Lawyers After the Conviction of Arthur Andersen," co-authored with John S. Dzienkowski, which appeared in the book, Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Legal Implications (Foundation Press, 2004). He has practiced law for over thirty years in the fields of corporate, securities, and business law.

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W. Amon Burton Jr

Work (512) 473-8903

Fax (512) 473-8905

Office: TNH 2.101
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Sylvia R. Hendricks
(512) 232-1473

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