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March 05, 2004

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 471-7330

Professor Guy Wellborn Receives 2004 Outstanding Faculty Member Award From Student Bar Association

AUSTIN, Texas — Today the Student Bar Association of The University of Texas School of Law announced that Professor Guy Wellborn is the recipient of their 2004 Outstanding Faculty Member Award for his "dedication to students and improving student life." Wellborn is UT-Austin's William C. Liedtke, Sr. Professor in Law.

"Guy's contributions to student life and to his classes are impressive. He's always in the halls or atrium talking with students outside of class and students consistently rank him as one of our great teachers. We're proud that the students chose to honor a truly deserving faculty member in this way," said Dean Bill Powers.

"Today's students at The University of Texas School of Law are the finest I have known in 30 years of law teaching. In every respect, no teacher in any field could hope for better students. Therefore, I was very moved to receive recognition from them, especially for the reasons ascribed," said Wellborn.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at the Law School, Wellborn is an expert on the law of evidence. He played a key role in the drafting of the Texas Rules of Evidence. He is the author or co-author of several books—including Cases and Materials on the Rules of Evidence (West, 2d ed. 2000), Courtroom Handbook on Federal Evidence (West, 2003 rev. ed.) and Cases and Materials on Torts (West, 3nd ed. 2004)—as well as the author of several articles, including "Demeanor" (Cornell Law Review, 1992). He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School.

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