Professor of Law
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Courses: Property; Estates and Trusts; Land Use Control: Local Government Law
Frederic White is Dean and Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, a position he has held since fall 2008. As dean, he is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Law.
Dean White began his legal career in 1973, as an associate attorney in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where he specialized in municipal finance. In 1978, he joined the law faculty of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University where he remained until 2004. Besides teaching courses in property, wills and trusts, land use control and local government law, Dean White also served as associate dean for five years.
Before joining the faculty at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Dean White also served as Dean and Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, Calif., from 2004-08. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, New York, N.Y.
Dean White has been active with a number of institutions connected with legal education. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the organization that develops and administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). In addition, he has served as a Section Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the scholarly membership arm of the legal academy. Lastly, he has served on the Bar Admissions Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. He currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association Accreditation Committee.
His numerous other activities include: service as a Grand Jury Foreman, on the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, and as a Public Member of the Foreign Service Selection Board of the United States Department of State.
Selected Professional Activities and Publications
Outing the Madman: Fair Housing for the Mentally Handicapped and the Right to Privacy vs. the Landlord’s Duty to Warn and Protect, 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 783 (2001) (Reprinted in the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing, Summer 2001, Vol. 10, No. 4) [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]
Ohio Landlord Tenant Law 2007-2008 Ed. (Thompson West 2007)
The Trouble with Email: Suspect Every Negative Declaration, 37 University of Toledo Law Review 191 (Fall 2005). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]
Board Member, Law School Admission Council (LSAC), 1999-2001
Chair, Section on Part-Time Division Programs, Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
Committee member, ABA Section of Legal Education and the Bar, Committee on Bar Admissions