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St. Mary’s University School of Law professors Robert H. Hu, Ph.D., and Colin P. Marks have been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI). Widely considered the most prestigious law reform organization in the United States, ALI generates scholarly work to clarify and modernize the law. This year, 52 new members were elected, raising its total membership to 4,330.

Hu serves as director of St. Mary’s Sarita Kenedy East Law Library and as co-director of the Institute of Chinese Law and Business. He joined St. Mary’s School of Law faculty in 2005 and specializes in library information management and Chinese intellectual property law. Hu earned degrees from Beijing University and the University of Illinois.

Marks specializes in commercial and corporate law, teaching and writing on commercial law, contracts and business associations. Marks came to St. Mary’s in 2006 from the Houston law firm Baker Botts, where he concentrated on commercial litigation. Marks earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and his juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.

St. Mary’s School of Law graduate Kathryn A. Stephens (J.D. ’04), partner in the San Antonio law firm of Clemens & Spencer was also elected to ALI membership.

Other St. Mary’s law faculty who are ALI members include Michael Ariens, Vincent Johnson, Geary Reamey, Bernard Reams and David Schlueter. St. Mary’s graduates who are members of ALI are St. Mary’s Law School Dean Charles E. Cantú, Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul Green, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Barbara Hervey, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Partner Robert Newman and Michael S. Goodrich, partner at the firm of Goodrich Postnikoff Albertson & Petrocchi, LLP, in Fort Worth.

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