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Bruce S. Fox

1990 - Present Attorney At Law, Austin, Texas
Texas Solo practitioner, exclusively criminal law.
1990 - 1995 Instructor, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Criminal law instructor in Legal Assistance Program. Developing course materials, syllabus, lectures, research projects and exams.
1987 - 1990 Attorney, Dowling and Wilson, P.C., Austin, Texas
Primary emphasis on criminal law and procedure, including: pre-trial diversion programs, felony and misdemeanor trials, appellate briefing and oral argument, and post-conviction remedies.
1986 Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas, Austin, Texas
Represented the State of Texas in federal habeas corpus proceedings under 28 U.S.C. 2254. Brief writing, examining trials, and oral argument in U.S. Federal District Courts of Texas, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
1985 Assistant County Attorney, Travis County, Austin, Texas
TexasRepresenting the State of Texas in criminal misdemeanor prosecutions. Drafting and reviewing Complaints and Information, oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial District of Texas, trial preparation and presentation. Developed Travis County program enabling victims of family violence to obtain "Protective Orders" pursuant to Chapter 71 of the Texas Family Code.
1983 - 1984 United Nations Internship, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch, Vienna, Austria
Researching, writing and preparing of material for the U.N. Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders.
1981 -1983 Staff Attorney, Texas Department of Corrections
Office of Staff Counsel for Inmates, Huntsville, Texas
Drafting petitions, conducting examining trials, oral arguments and appeals in state and federal post-conviction habeas corpus proceedings. Additional litigation experience in family law, federal parole revocations, and I.N.S. deportation proceedings.
EDUCATION:

Sam Houston State University, Hunstville, Texas
Masters of Arts in Criminology and Corrections, School of Criminal Justice, December, 1988. G.P.A. 4.0. Thesis: "The Constitutional Right to Counsel in State Court Criminal Proceedings."

McGeorge School of Law, Salzburg University, Salzburg, Austria
Diploma in Advanced International Legal Studies, April, 1984. Recipient of Fellowship from the Charles A. Dana Fund for International and Comparative Legal Studies.

St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
Juris Doctorate, May 1980. Admitted to State Bar of Texas November 24, 1980.

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude, June 1976. Senior Class President, commencement speaker, Honors Tutorial College in Political Science. Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society.

Associations,
Memberships,
and Affiliations
- Past and Present

Amnesty International Member
Austin Civil Liberties Union- Member
Austin Police Activities League- Former Chairperson, Civilian Board
Community Action Development Association - Advisory Board
Earth First!- Of counsel (1986-1990)
Happy Foundation - Board Member
KLRU- Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
National Lawyers Guild- Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (N.O.R.M.L.) Legal Committee CommitteePro- Bono College of The State Bar of Texas
Sierra Club- Member
State Bar of Texas- Member 1980- present
Texas Abortion Rights Action League- Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association- Member
Travis County Reentry Roundtable - Policy and Law Subcommittee
U.S. Court of Appeals- 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

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