Joseph Hummel is an Assistant Professor of Law. He teaches first-year legal writing, upper-level legal writing, and Law, Literature, and Popular Culture. A Dallas native, Professor Hummel graduated from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2008. During law school, Professor Hummel served on the SMU International Law Review Association, where his law review comment was selected for publication in The International Lawyer, one of the most widely distributed U.S. international law reviews in the world. He also represented clients pro bono as a student attorney for the SMU civil legal clinic and worked as a teaching assistant in SMU’s Legal Research Writing and Advocacy program. Professor Hummel received his undergraduate degree in English with a minor in American Studies from Boston College in 2005. At Boston College, Professor Hummel graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Hummel served as in-house litigation counsel for one of the country’s largest tax services firms. Before that, Professor Hummel practiced commercial litigation with the Texas law firm of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, where he represented clients in all varieties and phases of complex commercial litigation. He represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state court, as well as arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. While in private practice, Professor Hummel also served as an adjunct professor with the UNT Dallas College of Law’s legal writing program.
In addition to teaching, Professor Hummel also serves as Senator, Tenure-Track on the UNT Dallas Faculty Senate.