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Steven Goode

  • W. James Kronzer Chair in Trial and Appellate Advocacy; University Distinguished Teaching Professor

Education

  • JD Yale
  • BA Williams College

A member of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Steve Goode teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1998 to 2006 and as Dean ad interim in 2006.

Goode is the author of several books on the law of evidence and served as a reporter to the committees that drafted the Texas rules of evidence. He is currently serves on both the Court of Criminal Appeals' Rules Advisory Committee and the State Bar Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence. He lectures on evidence extensively throughout the state, and teaches frequently at the College of Advanced Judicial Studies of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. He is a Life Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation.

A graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School, Goode practiced law with the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. before joining the Texas faculty in 1977.

Recent Publications

  • Courtroom Handbook on Texas Evidence (St. Paul: Thomson Reuters, 2013; St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003; St. Paul: West, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994) (with Olin Guy Wellborn III & M. Michael Sharlot).
  • Courtroom Evidence Handbook: Student Edition (St. Paul: Thomson Reuters, 2012-2013, 2011-2012; St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2005-06, 2004-05, 2003; St. Paul: West, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1997, 1995) (with Olin Guy Wellborn III).
  • Courtroom Handbook on Federal Evidence (St. Paul: Thomson Reuters, 2011; St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003; St. Paul: West, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995) (with Olin Guy Wellborn III).

Full list of publications…

Recent Activities

  • Reporter

    2011 – 2011

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

    Reporter for Local Court Civil Rules Revision Committee of the United States District Court, Western District of Texas

  • Recent Presentation

    July 15, 2011

    Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer Seminar

    “A Geyser of Objections”

  • Seminar Presenter

    2011

    Texas Access to Justice Commission Evidence

    Conducted training sessions on hearsay and impeachment at the Texas Access to Justice Commission Evidence Seminar.

Full activities list…

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Contact Information

Steven Goode

sgoode@law.utexas.edu

Work (512) 232-1331

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 5.223
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Sarah A. Shamburg sshamburg@law.utexas.edu
(512) 232-1106

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