St. Mary’s Professor of Law Bernard D. Reams Jr., Ph.D., was recently elected to membership in the Texas Bar Foundation. One of the highest honors that can be given to a member of the State Bar of Texas, less than one percent of Texas attorneys are invited to be Texas Bar Foundation Fellows. Nominations are based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession and a commitment to the community.

Reams is Co-director of the St. Mary’s Institute of World Legal Problems and a guest professor at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Foundation, the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and the Order of the Coif.

Reams, who also has degrees from Lynchburg College and Drexel University, earned his juris doctor at the University of Kansas and his doctorate at Saint Louis University. He is an expert in medical jurisprudence and bioethics, as well as education law and policy.

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