Law Center Welcomes New Faculty Member – Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, former visiting professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, is the Law Center’s newest faculty member. Professor Lockridge’s areas of research interest and teaching include intellectual property and contracts.
She graduated from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, B.A. summa cum laude, 1995, Phi Beta Kappa.

She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law magna cum laude, 1998, and was associate editor of Law and Contemporary Problems. She was a member of Order of the Coif and Community Service Coordinator for the Duke Bar Association.
Professor Lockridge was former judicial clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., London, Kentucky, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1998-1999, and Intellectual-Property Associate with Thompson & Knight LL.P. Dallas, Texas from 1999-2004.

She was admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2001 and to the State Bar of Texas in 1998. Professor Lockridge was named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40” by D Magazine, in May 2004.

Says Lockridge, “I am excited about joining the Law Center faculty. The Law Center has a strong reputation for both excellence in teaching and relevant scholarship, and I look forward to continuing that tradition. I am pleased to be a part of the Law Center’s dynamic, bright future.”