Prof. Brian Shannon, Lubbock
Prof. Brian Shannon is a Horn Distinguished Professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law and serves as the University’s NCAA faculty athletics representative. He also is a board appointee for StarCare Specialty Health System (formerly known as Lubbock Regional Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center), where he has served for almost thirty years and twice served as chair. Shannon is an elected member of the American Law Institute and was the 2008–09 President of the Lubbock Area Bar Association. In past years, he also served on the boards of Advocacy, Inc. (now Disability Rights Texas), the Lubbock Area Bar Association, NAMI-Texas, and the Texas Council of Community Centers. He is also a past chair of the State Bar of Texas Disability Issues Committee and a former Council member of the State Bar ADR Section. Governor Rick Perry appointed him to four terms on the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities from 2003-11. Prof. Shannon is the author of multiple editions of the guidebook, Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness. He also served through appointment by the Lt. Governor on a task force in 2002-03 that re-wrote the state's criminal competency statutes.